Assistant Professor-Early American Literature (Plymouth State University)

Assistant Professor of Early American Literature, Tenure-track

PSU is a coeducational, residential university located in the scenic heart of the Lakes and White Mountain Region of New Hampshire with an enrollment of approximately 4,300 undergraduate students and 3,000 graduate students. Plymouth State University invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of English, with focus on Early American Literature, beginning August 2016.

Responsibilities: We seek an enthusiastic teacher of undergraduates who is interested not only in shaping the literature curriculum with colleagues in the English department, but also in advising and mentoring students, participating in departmental and university service, and collaborating with others on campus initiatives. The typical teaching load is eight undergraduate courses per year, to include an upper-level course in Early American Literature, general education courses, and other courses in the specialty (or secondary areas) as determined by evolving departmental and university needs.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in English with focus on Early American Literature in hand by August 2016
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

  • Secondary expertise is welcome in such areas as critical race theory, literature of the Americas, composition, new media, or film studies
  • We encourage applications from scholars with experience/interest in working on interdisciplinary projects
  •  A desire to involve undergraduate students in research or scholarship is also welcome

Application: Apply online at

Applicants should be prepared to provide contact information for three professional references and upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application outlining background and qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae/resume
  • Three letters of recommendation*
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Graduate Transcripts*

*Note: The three current letters of recommendation and copies of graduate transcripts may be sent under separate cover directly to Plymouth State University, Human Resources, MSC #14, 17 High Street, Plymouth, NH 03264 or via email to

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled or the searches are otherwise closed at the Universitys discretion.

Background Check:  The finalist for this position will be required to undergo a full background check. All offers of employment will be contingent upon satisfactory results.

Benefits and Salary:  PSU provides a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and offers a comprehensive benefit program.

Plymouth State University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The university is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity, equity and inclusiveness across our campus community and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The university does not discriminate against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status or disability, or marital status. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in U.S.

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