Lecturer in African Literary and Cultural Studies  at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ

Job Summary:

The Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL) seeks applications for a Lecturer position in African Literary and Cultural Studies for one academic year, beginning September 1, 2021. The Lecturer will teach six (6) undergraduate courses and will have some service responsibilities in the department. In addition to the salary, the Lecturer will be entitled to health benefits. All materials must be uploaded to the Rutgers hiring system by July 23, 2021. Please direct all inquiries about this search to Alamin Mazrui at [email protected].


The Lecturer will teach a total of six (6) undergraduate courses for the academic year, primarily in African literature and cultural studies. The list of teaching responsibilities will include survey courses in African literature(s), African folklore(s), and African Immigrant literature(s). Depending on departmental needs, it may also incorporate two (2) courses in either Yoruba or Swahili language. The Lecturer will also serve in departmental committees and may be asked to provide other forms of service related to the African language/literature curriculum of the department.

Potential candidates should have a PhD in African literature/African studies/cultural studies or a related field. Proficiency and teaching experience in Yoruba or Swahili at the college level will be an added advantage. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desirable.

All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed by August 1, 2021.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and two sample syllabi of courses you have taught.


Deadline: 07/26/2021