American Literature After 1900 Assistant Professor

The Department of English at the University of Houston invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in American literature after 1900. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research, scholarship, and teaching excellence. Applicants are invited to identify additional areas of research and teaching expertise. The Department of English is a large, dynamic department offering the M.A. and Ph. D. in English and American Literature; the M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing, a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy; and graduate certificates in Empire Studies and in Translation Studies. In addition to the Departments strengths, the University of Houstons College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers programs in African American Studies, Mexican American Studies, and American Cultures, and it houses the Center for the Americas.

The University of Houston is the premier tier-one public doctoral institution in the nations fourth largest city, and has one of the most diverse student bodies among research-one universities. Please submit a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae to Professor Wyman H. Herendeen, Chair, Department of English, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3013. Complete applications must be submitted online at: Completed applications will include: letter of application; curriculum vitae; evidence of effective teaching (such as teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi); one writing sample of scholarly work (such a s a dissertation chapter or an article); three confidential letters of recommendation; a copy of graduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin on 20 November, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.