Assistant Professor – English (American Literature) Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

Assistant Professor – English (American Literature) (Deadline October 15, 2015)

Essential Job Functions:

The department of Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position.  This position will teach a broad array of undergraduate English and Humanities courses at all levels including advanced courses in American literature. 

Primary area of specialization is American literature.   Applicants with a secondary specialization in early American (pre-1865) literature, general American literature, film studies, screen writing, and editing and publishing are strongly encouraged to apply.  Applicants with experience in digital humanities and new media projects as well as digital pedagogy are also strongly encouraged to apply.  

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach courses in the following topic areas:
    • Early American Literature 
    • Upper- and lower-level American literature courses 
    • Interdisciplinary courses in the Humanities 
  • Advise students 
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank 
  • Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing development of the department 

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, a successful research agenda, and a commitment to undergraduate education.  Additionally, they should possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in English, or closely related field from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered, however an earned doctorate in English, or closely related field from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal.

Starting Date:

August 22. 2016 

Conditions of Appointment:

Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. (Total Compensation Estimator).

To Apply:

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below: 

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) 

STEP 2: Under “Basic Job Search” choose: 

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  • Job Opening ID: “10755”
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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents: 

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved 
  • Three current letters of recommendation – Must be sent from the reference or a portfolio system and may be sent to

You must select “SUBMIT”, selecting “Save” will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email: 

Chair, American Literature Recruitment and Hiring Committee 

Phone: (920)465-2995 


Application Deadline:

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, October 15, 2015. 

Note: Information on “final candidates” must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, “final candidates” under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a)

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