Assistant Professor, American Literature to 1800 (Texas Tech University )

Texas Tech University seeks an Assistant Professor with a specialization in American Literature to 1800. Tenure-track. 2/2 load guaranteed during first two years; then 3/3 with opportunities for reduction to 3/2. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department, the college, and the university as necessary, and pursue scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding.

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our interdisciplinary expertise in Literature, Social Justice, and Environment (LSJE); Book History and Digital Humanities; and/or Hemispheric American Studies. We welcome applications from scholars who consider African American, Latina/o, and/or Native American literatures during the Early American period; whose work concerns the environmental writing and ecocriticism of Early American literature; and/or whose theoretical methodology includes gender and sexuality, queer studies, or disability studies.

The Department of English is (50 faculty, 300 undergraduate majors, 300 undergraduate minors, 150 graduate students), dynamic, and diverse, with two bachelors, two masters, and two doctoral programs. We also host a LetterPress Lab ( and the scholarly journal, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. The universitys Southwest Collection/Special Collections library ( offers important resources for research. TTU is a growing university system, encompassing a law school and medical school as well as colleges of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Engineering, Human Sciences, Mass Communication, and Visual and Performing Arts.

Review of applications will begin 30 November and will continue until position is filled. Candidates apply online at reqID 2204. ​Please attach the following REQUIRED documents to your application: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Direct inquiries to the Department Chair, Bruce Clarke at or to the Search Committee Chair, Michael Borshuk at

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Texas Tech University offers a great benefits/retirement package.

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