Job Posting: Pre-1900 American Literature and African American/Minority Literature (Deadline: 11.1.13)

Assistant Professor of English

Illinois Wesleyan University


The English Department at Illinois Wesleyan University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position specializing in pre-1900 American literature and African-American or another minority literature. This tenure-track position, to begin 2014-15, entails teaching six courses annually in literature and general education, including first-year writing. Ph.D. required (completed by August 1, 2014).


Illinois Wesleyan University—a highly selective liberal arts institution that values excellence in both teaching and scholarship—is located in Bloomington, Illinois, approximately two hours southwest of Chicago. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy via Interfolio at <> by November 1, 2013. Candidates selected for the next stage of the search will be asked to submit additional materials. Those unable to use the Interfolio system should send materials to Wes Chapman, Chair, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University, P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington IL 61702-2900. We will hold interviews at the MLA convention in January 2014. Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusive Excellence.