Assistant Professor in U.S. Ethnic Literary Studies or Anglophone Drama

The English Department at the University of Michigan expects to make a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in either U.S. Ethnic Literary Studies or Anglophone Drama to begin September 1, 2020. Areas of special interest are Latinx / Chicanx,  Asian American, and Native American literatures of any period from the colonial era to the present and Anglophone drama of any period. We are particularly interested in applications that demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the academy and a sustained interest in bringing to teaching, mentoring, and scholarly activities critical perspectives on the experiences of historically marginalized groups.

Applicants must have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment, should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample (no more than 25 pages), statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by September 27th. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in these documents or in a separate statement, on how their research, teaching, and/or leadership experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged. This is a university-year appointment.

All applications must be submitted electronically to:

Further information about the Department of English Language and Literature can be found at


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