Tenure Track Faculty Position in African American Literature

Dept. of English

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 8,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The university is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas of Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The university is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Department of English at Kutztown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African American Literature/African American Studies, to begin in August 2024. The Department is open to a range of research and teaching subspecialties. Experience teaching writing is required. In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth; and service. Required: a Master's degree and ABD in English, African American Studies, or related field; and PhD in hand by the end of Fall semester 2024 is required. Preferred: an earned Doctorate. The position is associated with a hire in Diversity and Identity, coordinated through the Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) Scholar's program at the University. As an FDI Scholar, the candidate will mentor students and contribute to a robust program of scholarship campuswide. For the first two years of the appointment, teaching load will be 4/3, including course release for contributions to FDI programming. Beginning in the third year, teaching load is 4/4.

Kutztown University provides a competitive salary and State- and union-subsidized benefits package. Send letter of application, CV, three current letters of recommendation, and official transcripts to: Dr. Colleen Clemens, African American Literature/African American Studies Search Committee, Dept. of English, Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Questions may be addressed to: clemens@kutztown.edu. Letter of application should include a brief statement of how the candidate's scholarship and teaching demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Further information about the Department's programs and courses can be found at our website: https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/english.html. Further information about the FDI can be found at the Institute's website: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/frederick-douglass-institute.html. Kutztown University is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive community in which students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.