Title: Assistant Professor of African American Literature - Temporary
Position Number: 518065
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary 10 Month
Posted Date: 09/20/2017
FLSA: Replacement of
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a temporary 10 month Faculty position with a start-date of January 2, 2018. A faculty member's regular instructional schedule may include, as College needs dictate, day classes, evening classes and Saturday classes.
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College's exceptional faculty.
The successful candidate will teach courses in African American and Multicultural American Literature and will be expected to contribute one section of the general education writing (and /or) humanities course each semester. Knowledge of critical race theory is preferable. Expertise in an additional literary /critical field (e.g. Africana Studies/ literature of the African Disapora, Early American Literature and Culture, or Queer Theory) would also be desirable. In addition to teaching 3 (or 4) courses in the spring semester, faculty members are expected to maintain active participation in research, college governance, and academic advisement.
Earned Ph.D in Literature, English, or closely related field by January 2018, with a specialization in African American literature. Evidence of publication and future promise. College teaching experience required. Full-time teaching experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo's commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.