The City College of New York — Pforzheimer Fellow (Assistant Professor), Department of English

The City College of New York’s Department of English invites applications for a one-year Pforzheimer Fellowship in English or American Literature, beginning August 2020. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of the appointment, with a specialty in African American Literature, Black British Literature, Afro-Latinx Literatures, or Anglo-Caribbean Literatures.

The successful applicant will carry a 2/1 teaching load, and be eligible for renewal in the second year.  In addition to teaching, the Fellow will share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Ph.D. degree with a specialty in African American Literature, Black British literature, Afro-Latinx literatures, or Anglo-Caribbean literatures.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

All application materials, which include a cover letter, CV, and article-length writing sample, must be submitted through CUNYfirst for consideration.

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Additionally, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Yana Joseph, CCNY English Department Director of Administration, at

Open until filled with review of applications to begin on February 10, 2020.

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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.