Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Dominican University Visiting Assistant Professor of English

The English Department at Dominican University, River Forest, seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor with a specialization in African American literature for a position beginning Fall 2021 (August 15, 2021). The instructor will teach 3 classes in fall and spring semesters (6 classes total). Preferred specialization in black world studies and literature. Candidates must also be prepared to teach in the first-year Critical Reading, Writing, and Speaking course sequence; these skills-based courses are taught through disciplinary content chosen by the instructor.

Successful candidates will have a record of supporting first-generation and Black and Latinx student populations with demonstrated effectiveness in helping students build criti¬cal skills in reading and writing, while also promoting justice and preparing students for professional lives upon graduation. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to inclusive teaching and community building. The appointment is for one year, with a possibility of extending to a second year. While there is some flexibility in class modalities, such as face-to-face, hybrid, and online, the instructor needs to be able to be present on campus in person during the academic year 2021-22 (August 15, 2021-May 15, 2022) in order to participate in the on-campus community of teaching, learning, and service.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or ABD) in English literature, with a focus on African American literature and related fields, and teaching experience.

Apply at Please provide a cover letter and resume/CV that includes a list of at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2021.

Official transcripts will be required of finalists; submission instructions will be provided to applicants as necessary. An offer will be pending a background screening.

For questions, email search committee chair Jane Hseu at [email protected]

About Dominican University:
Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of nearly 3,200 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 37% of undergraduates first generation in college, 69% female, 61% Hispanic of Any Race, and 5% Black/African- American. Dominican University’s mission, in part, is to prepare students to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world. Toward that end, the university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. For more information about Dominican University, see

Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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Contact Information
Roberta McMahon
[email protected]
Dominican University
7900 W Division St
River Forest, 60305