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Employment Opportunities

The George Washington University is searching for candidates in the following positions associated with the Africana Studies Program. Note that these are not joint appointments; candidates will be hired into the departments as listed below. Inquiries should be directed to the appropriate departments.

Assistant Professor of English

George Washington University. Assistant Professor of English. For appointment beginning in the fall of 2013, we seek a tenure-track assistant professor. The position is open to a poet; strong preference will be given to applicants with a secondary interest, and publications, in creative nonfiction. The successful candidate will join a thriving Creative Writing program in an English department with a strong cluster of African American literature specialists. We strongly encourage applicants whose writing engages African American experiences, or whose writing engages other minority experiences, such as Latino/a, Asian American, indigenous, postcolonial, lgbt, or disability experiences. The successful candidate will teach in our all-undergraduate Creative Writing program; may teach literature courses, including in the graduate program; will advise students and perform other departmental and university service; and will continue to publish at a high level.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must hold or be completing an MFA or PhD in English or a closely-related field; applicants who have not yet completed one of these two degrees will be considered, but must complete all requirements for the MFA or PhD by August 1, 2013. Applicants must be published poets. Application Procedure: To be considered, complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/11343 and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae that includes a full list of publications, 20-30 pages of published material, and the names of at least three references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology

The George Washington University. The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor position to begin Fall 2013 for a scholar in the field of criminology with research and teaching interests in race and crime. We seek a colleague who will complement existing department strengths in criminology and who will contribute to the teaching and advising needs in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. The selected scholar will also be affiliated with the Africana Studies Program. Basic Qualifications. Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field and a record of, or promise for, excellence in research and teaching and a strong commitment to securing extramural funding. ABD applicants will be considered at the Assistant Professor rank but must complete all degree requirements for the Ph.D by August 27, 2013. Application Procedure. To be considered please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/10731 and upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills relevant to basic qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and copies of no more than three sample publications or unpublished manuscripts. Please have three letters of recommendation sent to Steven A. Tuch, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, The George Washington University, 801 22nd Street NW, Suite 409, Washington, DC 20052. Review of applications will begin on November 19, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.