Job posting: Assistant Professor, US Women Writers, Texas State University

Assistant Professor, US Women Writers, Texas State University

Position Description 

Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in women writers of the United States. Successful applicant expected to maintain active record of publication and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization. Teaching assignment will include core English courses, such as first-year composition and/or introductory literature surveys taught in a large lecture setting. Teaching assignments may include other courses in literature and courses within candidate’s areas of interest. Teaching load is 2/2 first year, 3/3 thereafter. Appointment begins Fall 2015.



–PhD in English or closely related field, with degree completed at time of appointment

–Specialization in literature of women writers of the United States

–Demonstrated teaching ability

–Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in women writers of the United States, representing the colonial period to the present


–Demonstrated ability in scholarly research on literature of women writers of the United States

–Ability to teach other literatures of the United States or Americas, ethnic literature, and core courses in English (first-year composition, large introductory literature surveys)

Application Procedures

Send to a single pdf attachment that includes the following only, in this order: 1) letter of application addressed to Professor Allan Chavkin, Chair, Women Writers of the United States Search Committee; 2) current CV; 3) statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 500 words), and 4) names and contact information of three references. To ensure full consideration, title the pdf YOUR LAST NAME-USWOMENWRITERS and specify in the first sentence of your application letter that you are applying for the position in women writers of the United States. The single pdf must arrive by November 1, 2014.  Selected applicants will be contacted for web-based interviews.


Texas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and administration.