Assistant Professor-African American Literature


The successful candidate will teach introductory literature and first year writing courses, as well as advanced undergraduate courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Preference for a candidate with  the experience; ability; and qualifications to teach African American literature courses with professional writing experiences being considered a bonus. The successful candidate will have a 4/4 teaching load; serve on departmental and university committees; demonstrate  willingness to learn and enjoy instructional technology in all courses (in face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities), participate in university functions (including student advisement/mentoring), and develop and/or maintain a record of scholarship in her/his field of study.

Minimal Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications are Ph.D. in African American Literature and experience teaching college level African American literature courses. ABD candidates with a firmly established dissertation defense date may be considered. Additionally, a record of excellent college teaching; experience in teaching general education classes; ability to teach majors and courses as needed by department; evidence of scholarly presentation and publication potential; knowledge of the application of technology to enhance teaching and learning ; and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

How to Apply:

To apply, send Southern University employment application (Click here for application), a cover letter, curriculum vita, official transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: 

English Search Committee 
Department of English 
Southern University and A&M College 
P.O. Box 9671 
Baton Rouge, LA 70813 
or submit via email to

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