Assistant Professor, Literature and Creative Writing

The Department of English at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach courses in both literature and creative writing. In Fall 2020 the Department introduced a new structure to the major and students now take a common core and one of three tracks: literature, creative writing, professional writing. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a record of teaching and publications in both literature and creative writing. Ph.D. in English, American Culture, or related field required. Appointment subject to final budget approval. Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are urged to apply.

Send letter, c.v., and two writing samples (one critical, one creative) to Professor Matthew Biberman, Chair, Search Committee, Department of English, by email to Materials must be received by midnight, February 11, 2021.

All applicants must also apply online and attach a current version of their vita by February 11, 2021. Selected applicants will be asked at a later date to supply three letters of reference and final candidates will be asked to participate in online interviews.  Please reference Job ID #40480. If you have trouble with the online application, please e-mail Sherry McCroskey at  or phone 502-852-0506.

Please see Faculty/Administrator and Note below for further instructions on How To Apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.


To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the "Apply Now". You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button.  Detailed instructions are available at in the "My Career Tools" section.  Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date.  If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.


Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

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