The Department of English at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Literature before 1900 with emphasis in African-American literature.

Teaching responsibilities include: introductory surveys and upper-division courses in American Literature before 1900 and African American Literature, as well as courses in Multicultural Literature and First-Year Composition. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda and participate in department and university service. English faculty members are also encouraged to participate in Study Abroad and Study Away programs as well as experiential opportunities in the community and region.


Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report.


CSU has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence the Spencer House in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia:  the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Armys Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at


Candidates should have an earned doctorate in English by the start date.


Review of applications will begin January 4, 2016 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.


A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.


Required Documents to Submit with Online Application


  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Writing Sample
  • Other Document 1 Contact information for 3 persons willing to provide letters of recommendation.


All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State Universitys online employment site.   To access the Columbus State Universitys online employment site, please visit


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Judith Livingston, Department of English, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or e-mail to