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The English Department at East Stroudsburg University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in African American literature. Secondary specialization in Latino/a literature, First Nations/Native American/Indigenous literature, Asian American literature, and/or African Diaspora literature is preferred.  

Required Qualifications:

Candidates will have a strong track record in scholarship, teaching, and service. The successful applicant will have a sustained research portfolio in African American literary studies, evident in graduate coursework, dissertation research, and scholarly presentations and/or publications. Teaching strengths and experience in African American literature survey courses, specialized upper-level courses in African American and/or African Diaspora literatures, and college-level writing courses are vital. Experience with curriculum development and interdisciplinary programs is desirable. A Ph.D. in English with a focus on African American literature is required: advanced ABD candidates will be considered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach and develop coursework in African American literary studies.
Contribute to the English Department’s goal of diversifying its course offerings and programs.
Carry a 4/4 teaching course load.
Maintain a strong academic writing/research presence.
Advise students in majors and minors.
Serve on departmental and university-wide committees.

To receive full consideration, applicants must include the following:

cover letter
unofficial transcripts
three letters of recommendation
statement of teaching philosophy (approximately 250-500 words)

Posting Opens: 8/9/19

Posting Closes: Opened until Filled

Review of the applications will begin November 15, 2019. Applicants are to apply through and are required to attach a letter of application, curriculum vita,  unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required before appointment), three letters of recommendation with email/phone contact information included, statement of teaching philosophy (approximately 250 - 500 words). Final selection will be based on excellence in scholastic achievement, professional activity, a review of the candidate’s vita and a successful interview. A teaching demonstration and portfolio review might be requested. For confidential reference letters submissions and transcripts through an agency, institution and/or an individual please mail directly to or to the Faculty Search and Recruitment Coordinator at East Stroudsburg University, PO Box 447, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States and official transcripts at the time of employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


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About ESU:

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the scenic Pocono Mountains and adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Founded in 1893, ESU is one of 14 university members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has a current enrollment of 6,742. The University offers 55 undergraduate degree programs and 22 graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, the university is poised for continued growth. The surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living all within a less than two-hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.


The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at

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