African-American Literature Job

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting part-time African American appointment in the fall, 2010 and spring, 2011 terms.  Ph.D. is preferable, but A.B.D. status will be considered. We anticipate that the position will become a full-time tenure-track position the following year.  The part-time position carries a 2-2 teaching load on a two-day, WF schedule: one upper-level African American Literature course and an upper-level Masterpieces of American Literature (non-majors) course in the fall; an upper-level Contemporary African American Novel course and again a Masterpieces course for non-majors in the spring.  (A substitute African American course topic for the spring is negotiable.) The classes are capped at 25 students.  Please send a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to Patrick J. Ireland, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of English, College of the Holy Cross, One College Street, Worcester, MA  01610.

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition.  It enrolls about 2,700 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston.  Holy Cross belongs to the Colleges of Worcester Consortium ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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