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Assistant/Associate Professor of Native American Literature and Creative Writing (South Dakota State University)

The English Department at South Dakota State University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track (9-month) Assistant or Associate Professor of English to teach courses in Native American Literature and Creative Writing. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in English (or closely related field) with an emphasis in Native American Literature in hand by August 15, 2015 as well as effective written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability and willingness to collaborate within and across disciplinary lines. (more…)

Assistant Professor in Latino/a Literature: University of Texas at Arlington, Department of English

University of Texas at Arlington, Department of English

Assistant Professor in Latino/a Literature

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in English with a PhD  focusing on Latino/a Studies.  Preference will be given to candidates who can also make contributions to the University’s Center for Mexican American Studies and to UTA’s mission as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution).  A secondary interest in the digital humanities is desirable.

Application deadline: 20 November 2014. Salary, benefits, and privileges are competitive with other public research universities.  Faculty expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, maintain an active research program, mentor graduate students, and provide service to the department and the University as required.  Candidates should email a letter of application, cv, and dissertation abstract or statement of research plans, preferably as a single PDF, using their first and last names as the name of the document. Email to Neill Matheson, Co-Chair, Latino/a Literature Search Committee (matheson@uta.edu). Letter should spell out candidate’s suitability for UT Arlington.  

UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

Assistant Professor African-American Literature and History and Theory of Race in Literature (University of Toledo)

The University of Toledo Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in African-American literature and History and Theory of Race in Literature to begin August 2015. The successful candidate must have a strong grounding in African-American Literature and expertise in broader issues surrounding race in American literature and literary theory. The candidate should demonstrate commitment to excellence in research and teaching and will have earned the PhD by the time of appointment. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in American and African-American literature and culture, as well as general English courses. (more…)

Assistant Professor of American Literature and Composition (Shawnee State University)

The Department of English and Humanities at Shawnee State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in American Literature and Composition beginning August, 2015. Shawnee State University is the regional state university for South-Central Ohio. It is a primarily undergraduate, four-year public university with limited graduate degree programs. Enrollment is approximately 4,400 students. Shawnee State is located on the Ohio River in Portsmouth, Ohio – a small city nestled in a beautiful, rural area of Southern Ohio. Portsmouth is approximately an hour drive from Huntington, WV, and two hours from Columbus or Cincinnati, Ohio. Additional information about SSU is available at http://www.shawnee.edu. (more…)

Assistant Professor (Minnesota State University, Mankato)

The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato seeks a specialist in American literature with a multicultural emphasis (for example African-American, Asian-American, Latino/a, and/or Native American literatures). Responsibilities include teaching a variety of courses at the introductory, upper-level, and graduate levels, including at least one semester of the American literature survey (the year-long sequence is beginnings to 21st century) and courses in the candidates area of specialization. In addition, candidates must be prepared to teach writing-intensive general education literature courses and composition. An ability to teach online and/or hybrid courses is desirable. Also required: continued scholarly activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, and service on department or university committees. Standard university teaching load is 24 credits per year (standard English Department load is three 4-credit courses per semester). (more…)

Assistant professor of African American literature (Virginia Commonwealth University)

The Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks a tenure-eligible assistant professor of African American literature after 1900. The successful candidate will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. The successful candidate will have a record of effective teaching and must demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or show a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Faculty members teach in our undergraduate curriculum as well as our MA in English program and our interdisciplinary PhD program in Media, Art, and Text. Candidates must have PhD in hand no later than August 15, 2015. (more…)

Assistant Professor, American Literature to 1800 (Texas Tech University )

Texas Tech University seeks an Assistant Professor with a specialization in American Literature to 1800. Tenure-track. 2/2 load guaranteed during first two years; then 3/3 with opportunities for reduction to 3/2. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department, the college, and the university as necessary, and pursue scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding. (more…)

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