Assistant Teaching Professor in Global Literature

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’S Department of English invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position to begin July 1, 2021. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to high-quality, inclusive teaching to offer introductory-level courses in global literature in English--primarily literature beyond U.S. and U.K. borders--with attention to comparative, transnational, postcolonial, and/or indigenous studies. A Ph.D. in literature and/or literary studies is required at the start of employment. The teaching load is 3/3; most courses will be instructor-designed sections of 100-level literature. Salary is competitive. Initial interviews will be conducted remotely by Zoom.

Teaching professionals are vital members of the Wake Forest academic community and are essential to fulfilling the core teaching and service missions of the College. This is a permanent but non-tenurable, full-time position with an initial two-year contract. Promotion to ranks with longer-term appointments is possible. In addition to teaching three courses per semester, Assistant Teaching Professors serve as academic advisors and on departmental or university committees. Teaching Professors receive annual funding for travel and may also apply for competitive funding for professional development and research.

Wake Forest University and the Department of English are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning community, and applicants who will contribute to this vision through teaching and mentorship are especially welcome. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. For information about the Department of English, please visit

Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution with approximately 5200 undergraduates and 3200 graduate and professional students; it has a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Ranking among the top thirty national universities, it offers a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. 

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Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at by submitting a cover letter and CV, directed to Dr. Jessica Richard, Chair, Department of English, as ONE PDF file. Additional materials will be requested for selected candidates after an initial review. If access to the internet is a challenge, a hard copy of the application may be submitted to Gail Adams at WFU English Department, PO Box 7387, Winston-Salem NC 27109. Acceptance of applications for this position will begin on December 1, 2020. The search will close on January 15, 2021.

Inquiries about the position or department may be directed to Gail Adams at Questions about the application and submission process may be directed to

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

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