North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC, USA
Primary Function Of Organizational Unit
The Department of Language and Literature is responsible for teaching GEC courses in English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, and Philosophy. The department also houses degree programs in English, Foreign Languages and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Primary Purpose of Position
The primary purpose is to teach African-American Literature and Creative Writing courses. The faculty member is also expected to maintain an active research agenda, develop new Creative Writing courses as an Endowed Chair, to reinvigorate the student-run publication Ex Umbra, and serve as its faculty adviser.
Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
Primary Area of Specialization: The faculty member will generally teach two mid-/upper-level courses in African-American Literature and two courses in Creative Writing. In addition to teaching four courses per semester, the faculty member will serve as the faculty adviser for the “Ex Umbra” literary publication and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in their creative writing endeavors.
Ph. D in English or a related field with a specialization in African-American Literature, and teaching experience in Creative Writing. The ideal candidate must have a Ph. D and/or MFA in Creative Writing, and have a demonstrated record of scholarly and creative publications.
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