Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English – Literary and Cultural Studies


The Carnegie Mellon Department of English seeks two (2) Assistant Professors (beginning or advanced) working at the intersections of race, gender and sexuality, and literature in the Long 18th Century (1660-1830). Desirable subfields may include performance studies, African Diaspora, book history, and/or transnational studies. Successful candidates must have received their PhD by Fall 2022.

Teaching load is 2/2.  Carnegie Mellon’s Literary and Cultural Studies program is characterized by its integration of interpretation, history, theory, and digital humanities, and by its commitment to diversity and inclusion.  The successful candidate will teach doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate courses, have opportunities to mentor individual student projects, contribute to the Carnegie Mellon Center for Early Modern Print, Networks, and Performance, and join vibrant communities in gender studies and digital humanities.


Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.


PhD in English, Cultural Studies, or similar in hand by Fall 2022. Significant scholarly record or evidence of a promising scholarly agenda and evidence of teaching excellence.


Appointment and Rank

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The teaching load is 2/2.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit by November 1via Interfolio (a.) a cover letter outlining research interests, teaching philosophy, and personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; (b.) a CV;  (c.) 3-4 letters of reference; and (d.) a 20-25 page writing sample.   To be considered for this position, please submit your application online through Interfolio. (http://apply.interfolio.com/92654 )

Please contact Vickie McKay (vm29@andrew.cmu.edu) with questions about applications and Committee Chair Christopher Warren (cnwarren@cmu.edu) with questions about the positions. 



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