Assistant Professor, Pre-1900 Literature of the Americas

Tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2021 in pre-1900 Literature of the Americas to teach courses at the undergraduate and M.A. levels.  Applicants strongly preferred with expertise in one or more of the following: Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, Black Studies, Border & Migration Studies, Critical Race Studies, Disability Studies, and/or Health Humanities. The teaching load is 3-2.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in 19th century literature and will have the opportunity to teach in their additional areas of specialization.  Ph.D. from an English, American Studies or Comparative Literature Department required, but candidates close to completion of degree may be considered.  To apply, please go to  Candidates should submit a cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, dissertation/book abstract or equivalent, recent writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation.  The deadline for applications is March 1st; interviews by Zoom.  In case of questions, contact Professor Heather Hicks, Chair of the English Department, at  Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.  Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission.  The University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

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