Assistant Professor of English and African American and African Studies – Carter G. Woodson Institute

Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies

Department of English

University of Virginia


Assistant professor of English and African American and African Studies

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies and the Department of English at the University of Virginia invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2022, at the assistant professor rank, in Anglophone literatures of Africa & the
African Diaspora, including but not limited to any of the following areas of concentration: continental African literatures, black Caribbean literatures, U.S. African American literature, black British, and black Canadian literature. 

Candidates must have Ph.D in hand by May 30, 2022. The successful candidate will show a strong record of interdisciplinary research in African and African Diaspora studies, an ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a commitment to provide service
to the Department, to the University, and to the profession. 

Review of applications will begin on December 12, 2021



Apply online at search for posting #R0030176, complete the application, and attach the following:

1. Cover letter of interest describing research agenda, teaching experience, and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Sample article or chapter, not to exceend 30 pages in length
4. Contact information for three references.

Please note that ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED IN THE “RESUME” BOX. Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.

Questions about this position should be directed to Stephen Arata, chair of the search committee, at Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area.  To learn more please visit For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and

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