Assistant Professor ⎻ African / African Diasporic Literature ⎻ University of Missouri

The English department at the University of Missouri, a public land-grant research university in the state of Missouri, seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in African / African Diasporic Literature. The English department consists of 35 faculty members working in various fields of literature as well as creative writing, rhetoric/composition, and linguistics.

We are particularly interested in applicants working in all periods of African, African American, or African Diaspora literature. Candidates whose work includes a focus on gender and sexuality studies are encouraged to apply. The person who is hired will have a 2/2 teaching load in addition to research and service requirements.  Teaching duties will include introductory courses designed to help draw a diverse range of students into the undergraduate major, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses focused on topics of interest to the faculty member. Candidates must complete a PhD in English or a related field by August 1, 2024.

Please apply online at: (Job ID 48448). To apply, please submit a letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three recommenders. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023, but will be accepted until the position is filled.We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Applicants may contact Dr. Hoberek (, chair of the search committee, with questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

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