Assistant Professor – American Literature (Appalachian SU)

Assistant Professor of American Literature (1945-present) and Southern Literature
Appalachian SU
Department of English, PO Box 32052, 200 Sanford Hall, Boone NC 28608

The Department of English at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Literature (1945-present) and Southern Literature at the rank of assistant professor to start July 31, 2015, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a faculty member committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and academic service. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program and teach a 3/3 load including sophomore American Literature surveys, upper-division courses in American Literature for majors, and specialized graduate seminars.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English, or closely related field, and evidence of successful teaching are required. Evidence of scholarly publication or activity is desirable. We especially welcome candidates with auxiliary interests in one or more of the following areas: film, theory, digital humanities, disability studies, and ecocriticism.

To ensure full consideration, please send only a letter of application and CV electronically to James Burniston at The deadline for applications is October 27, 2014. Only electronic applications will be considered. We will be interviewing at the MLA convention in Vancouver and by telephone for candidates who are not able to attend the MLA.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, NC, it enrolls more than 18,000 students and was recently ranked fourth in the nation among Consumer Digest’s top values in Public Colleges and Universities and third among U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top public master-degree granting universities in the South. The University has been recognized as among the greenest schools in America by the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club. Additional information about the Department of English, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at:

Appalachian State University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact James Burniston at Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. For more information, please visit: