Assistant Professor of American Poetry (Missouri State)

The Missouri State University Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English whose specialty is American Poetry. Teaching responsibilities will include upper-level and graduate courses as well as introductory and general education courses in literature. The position also requires student advising, an active research agenda (including publication), and engagement in service activities. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.
Ph.D. in English (or closely related field); ABD considered with completion of degree by December 31, 2016; evidence of potential for significant scholarship and teaching effectiveness. Applicants should specialize in American Poetry. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience in the fields of Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, or Multicultural/World Literature. An interest in online and/or blended teaching is desirable.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: cover letter; curriculum vitae; transcripts (unofficial); three letters of recommendation, and 15 to 25 page writing sample.

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. First date of consideration will begin on January 18, 2016, and continue until finalists are identified.