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Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Partial Remote
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for three tenure-track or tenured positions in Global Black Literatures at the Assistant Professor Associate Professor, or Professor levels. The department is particularly interested in scholars with expertise in African American, African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Black diasporic anglophone literatures. Applications from scholars working in or across a range of historical periods, including scholarship that considers race and racialization across a wide span from the medieval to the contemporary. We are interested in scholars working on Global Black Literatures in any genres, cultural formations, and theoretical orientations.

The successful candidates will join a vibrant group of departmental colleagues with expertise in the advertised field, and a community of faculty, staff, and students who embody the values of diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

The teaching load is four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level in black literary studies and/or African Diaspora. Advising and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students is required as well as conducting scholarly research in the area(s) of specialization leading to publication at the national and/or international level. Service and outreach at the departmental, university and professional levels will be required as appropriate for faculty rank.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Terminal Degree
PhD in English or similar is required by appointment start date.


Minimum of three years outstanding teaching experience at the college/university level. Candidates for tenured appointment must show evidence of excellence in teaching and publication in areas that correspond with the candidate's specialty.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted electronically at Applicants will need to submit 1) A letter of application describing research and teaching strengths; 2) Writing sample of no more than 25 pages; 3) Up to date Curriculum Vitae; and 4) Names and contact information (email address, phone number) for three references. References for finalists will be contacted and provided information to upload letters of reference. Questions about the position may be directed to Anja Wanner at: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by the deadline date.

To be assured of consideration, please apply by November 28, 2021. The position will remain open until the position is filled.


Spring Sherrod
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Professor(FA020) or Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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