Assistant Professor of English, Early American Literature

Assistant Professor of English, Early American Literature


Position Description

We invite applications for an Assistant Professor of English in Early American Literature, a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2022.  This faculty member will be responsible for teaching American literature from its beginnings to approximately 1865, speech, composition, and literature, according to department practice and policy; conducting scholarly/creative research sufficient for tenure and advancement; and engaging in appropriate service. A Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Early American Literature by the appointment date is required.  The ability to teach composition and evidence of excellent teaching and scholarly potential are also required.  Preference may be given to candidates with a subspecialty in film studies and/or Native American, Asian American, Latinx, and/or other minority literature(s).  The salary is contingent upon qualifications, experience, and needs of the university. 


Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their cover letters, CVs, and/or teaching philosophies, or they may submit an additional optional Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Department of English

The Department of English at Jacksonville State University offers an undergraduate degree with concentrations in creative writing, literature, and professional writing, as well as a master’s degree and several certificate and microcredential programs.  Faculty and students enjoy a wide range of courses; activities; events; internships; and study abroad, service, and experiential learning opportunities. 


Jacksonville State University

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population.


Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,200 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. Please visit the Office of the President’s website to review the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan.


JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus: Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Science and Mathematics; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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