Faculty Search

AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE – Assistant Professor (Aug 2017 start)

The Duke University English Department is searching for an Assistant Professor in the field of African American Literature.  We seek a scholar with primary expertise in African American literature and cultural theory who shares Duke's vision of interdisciplinary collaboration in both teaching and research. Specialties of particular interest might include gender and sexuality studies, theater and performance studies, film, sound studies, 19th century and earlier, and diaspora studies. Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment and a strong record of publication and teaching.

This is a tenure line position that begins August 1, 2017.  Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.   APPLY HERE

The committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates.  Nominations may be sent to:  english@duke.edu.  Use "African American Search" as the subject line.

All materials received by October 10, 2016 will receive full consideration.  Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE – Assistant Professor
Specialization Open (Aug 2017 start)

The English Department at Duke University is looking to make a tenure-line appointment in American Literature and Culture. This appointment will be at the assistant level, specialization open. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at time of application. Successful candidates will be published researchers, superb writers, and imaginative commanding teachers. We also seek visionary citizens of the humanities in its myriad constitutions. Appointment begins August 1, 2017.

Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words.  These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.  APPLY HERE   All materials received by October 15, 2016 will receive full consideration.

Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE – Assistant or Early Associate Professor
Specialization Prior to 1865 (Aug 2017 start)

The English Department at Duke University is looking to make a tenure-line appointment in American Literature and Culture. This appointment will be at the assistant or early associate level, with specialization prior to 1865. Applicants at the associate level must be no more than 4 years out from promotion to the rank of associate professor at the time of application. Applicants at the assistant level must have Ph.D. in hand at the time of application. Successful candidates will be published researchers, superb writers, and imaginative commanding teachers. We also seek visionary citizens of the humanities in its myriad constitutions.  Appointments begin August 1, 2017.

Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words.  These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.  APPLY HERE

All materials received by October 15, 2016 will receive full consideration.  Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.