Assistant Professor of English, Tenure Track

The Department of English at Samford University invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor of English in nineteenth-century British, Anglophone, or European literature and culture, beginning August 2020. This tenure-track position carries a 3-3 teaching load; teaching will include introductory and advanced courses in the field of specialization, as well as courses in general education and in the core curriculum program, which covers writing and the history of ideas. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a record of peer-reviewed scholarship and excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in English or a closely-related field is required at the time of appointment.

Interested applicants should send 1) a letter of application that details a scholarly agenda; 2) a curriculum vita with contact information for three references; 3) a faculty application (link below); and 4) a statement of philosophy of teaching in a Christian University (link below). The teaching philosophy should describe how the candidate hopes to contribute to the Christian mission of Samford as expressed in the university mission, vision, and values statement. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until January 17, 2020.

Faculty Application:

Christian Mission Statement:


Please submit all materials in a PDF format to:

Email: Please include "ENGLISH, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR" in the subject line.

or post materials to:

Search Committee Chair

ATTN: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, English

Department of English

Samford University

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, Alabama 35229


Samford is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or national or ethnic origin.

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