Assistant Professor American Literature (Metropolitan State University)

Metropolitan State University and the Department of Literature and Language invites applications for a tenure track, probationary position in American Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2015. The faculty member will teach up to 21 semester credits per year, including courses in American literature, in multidisciplinary humanities, and in methods of undergraduate literary study; engage in active scholarship; contribute service to the department and university; and advise students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in English in hand by appointment date, with a dissertation in American literature
Evidence of effective teaching at the college or university level

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated expertise in diverse American literatures
Demonstrated expertise in multi-disciplinary humanities
Demonstrated expertise in literary studies methodologies for undergraduate English majors.

The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 31% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Visit our web site at

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement

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Application: To apply, go to

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:

A cover letter outlining experience and qualifications for the position.
A current curriculum vitae.
Names of four references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.
Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date, with your name and the academic institutions name/logo are required. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.

If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NEO GOV @ 1-877-204-4442, option 1, for technical assistance.

If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources Division, Search & Selection Specialist, Jody (Mary) Anderson at (651) 793-1811 or the HR Assistant, Talent Acquisition, Lolita Davis Carter at (651) 793-1281.

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