Job Description Summary
The Department of English and Media Studies at Bentley University invites
applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in African
American and/or Black cultural rhetorics. Candidates should have the
experience as the instructor of record for introductory and advanced courses
in writing studies/communication as well as for courses in African
American/Black literary studies and popular cultural studies. Experience with
curriculum design, governance, and administration is preferred. The successful
candidate will teach Critical Reading and Writing and Multimodal Communication
in our new curriculum as well as courses in their area of specialty. Internal
candidates are encouraged to apply.
As guided by our Academic Affairs Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategic
Plan, Bentley University seeks to enhance our faculty capacity in the
scholarship, pedagogy, and engagement related to diversity, equity, inclusion,
and justice. To achieve that, we are hiring a cohort of new faculty in
multiple academic departments and disciplines with expertise in DEI. This
position is intended to be part of our DEI faculty cohort, which will enrich
our DEI expertise across Business and the Liberal Arts & Sciences. To learn
more about Bentley University's DEI strategic plan, please click here.
Teaching load is two courses per semester. Salary and benefits are
competitive. Bentley's campus is located in a Boston suburb.
As a leader in business education, Bentley University's mission is to create
knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences and to educate
creative, ethical, and socially responsible organizational leaders. Bentley is
an equal opportunity employer, building strength through diversity, and
welcomes applications from members of under-represented groups.
Bentley University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute
to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and service. The
university is committed to creating a work environment that encourages
knowledge of and respect for all cultures and identities.
PhD in African American studies, Black studies, English, Communication, or
related field required. Applicants without the terminal degree will be
considered; however, candidates already holding the PhD will be given
For best consideration, all application materials should be received by
September 27th online at
https: // bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/faculty/job/Bentley-Campus/Tenure-Track-
Please upload cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity
statement that describes how you might add to departmental and university
commitments to teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds,
writing sample, a sample syllabus, and the names of three references.
Finalists will be asked to submit confidential reference letters.
Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the
exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views
them as a strength in our community.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through
diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented
students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We
strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups,
individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse
experiences and backgrounds.