Assistant Professor-Ethnic Literatures (University of Arkansas at Little Rock )

English: The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnic Literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor (R99381). The applicant should have a primary emphasis in African American, Chicana/o, or Latina/o literatures, and will be expected to teach African American Literature, the core survey of world literature and other courses as assigned, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses.

Desired secondary emphases include post-colonial and Anglophone literatures, literary theory, or film studies. The applicant will also be expected to serve on committees, assist with departmental advising, and publish in peer-reviewed journals and books. Requirements: The successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in English by start date (08/15/2016), have a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and an understanding of technology and online education.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at Incomplete applications will not be considered.
This position may be subject to a pre-employment financial history and criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.