Assistant Professor in American Literature (University of the Incarnate Word)

Assistant Professor in American Literature (tenure-track, 4-4 load) beginning August 2016. The successful candidate will teach upper level American Literature courses and Core courses in World Literature and Composition.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
We prefer candidates with scholarship in and experience teaching Pre- Civil War American Literature. Applicants with experience teaching Eco-Criticism, Multi-Ethnic Literature, Native American Literature and/or Literature of the Southwest are strongly urged to apply. Application Deadline November 15, 2015. We anticipate conducting preliminary interviews at MLA in January 2016.

Required Education
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature with a specialization in American Literature by July 2016.

Required Work Experience
The successful candidate will have at least one year of demonstrated successful teaching experience in the discipline.

Description of Job Duty
Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service and professional activities. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission.