Assistant Professor in American Literature (Oakland University)

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Literature to begin August 15, 2015. We seek a candidate with primary specialization in transnational American studies of the late 19th century and/or early 20th century; expertise in transatlantic as well as hemispheric and borderlands studies are welcome.

We are seeking an individual with evidence of genuine enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate general education courses, majors courses (including American literary history surveys from 1865-1914 and/or 1920-1950), and masters level graduate courses.

First consideration will be given to applications that arrive before Jan 31, 2015 and include the following materials:

letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals
curriculum vitae
teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, and evaluations, if available)
writing sample
graduate transcripts
names and contact information for three professional references

Ph.D, prior teaching experience, and a record of scholarly productivity are required. Competitive salary and full benefits; 3/2 teaching load.

Questions may be directed to Jeffrey Insko, Search Committee Chair, via email to

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