Visiting Assistant Professor of English

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The English Department at Rhodes College invites applications for a 2-year position in U.S. Ethnic Literatures to begin Fall of 2021. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We seek a candidate whose research focuses on one or more ethnic traditions in American literature, including Latinx and Latin American literatures, Indigenous and Native American literatures, and/or Asian American literatures. Comparative or transnational approaches are also welcome. Courses will include first-year writing seminars and literature classes in the candidate’s field of study. The successful candidate will join a department of active scholars and creative writers who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The position includes financial support for travel related to scholarship and professional development. Teaching load is 3/3. Review of applications will begin June 11 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in English or related field by July 2021.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area.

Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (

Please apply online at A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin June 11 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

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