Assistant Professor of English

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Assistant Professor of English

University of Dallas

The English Department at the University of Dallas invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The University of Dallas is a Catholic liberal arts institution that features an extensive core curriculum for undergraduates and offers a robust and rigorous undergraduate English major, two Masters programs in English, and a Ph.D. program in Literature within an interdisciplinary program, the Institute of Philosophic Studies.

The successful candidate will show demonstrable interest in teaching canonical literary texts from Homer to the present and have the philosophical, historical, and literary breadth to be successful in our curriculum.  Candidates in any field of English or American Literature are encouraged to apply, but we have a particular interest in American literature or lyric poetry.  The usual teaching load is 3/3 with two preparations per semester.  A Ph.D. is required.  The position will start in August 2020. 

Applications must include: a c.v., a cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and a one-page statement of your deepest intellectual concerns. Candidates should review the online descriptions of our department (, the role of the University’s core curriculum (, and the University’s mission (

Send your application in both electronic and hard copy: submit the electronic copy at and also mail a paper copy of all documents to Dr. Debra Romanick Baldwin, Chair, English Department, University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX  75062, by November 1st, 2019. The three letters of recommendation should be submitted ONLY via our electronic platform Slate. Interviews will be held at the MLA in January.

The University of Dallas seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community.

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