Assistant Professor in Environmental/Medical Humanities, Disability Studies, or Lit Science & Tech

The Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin seeks to appoint, beginning Fall of academic year 2022-23, a tenure-track assistant professor whose research focus and teaching interests include ecocriticism (environmental humanities); literature and medicine (health humanities); disability studies; and/or literature, science, and technology. Period and national specialization are open, but British, Transatlantic, and/or Global Anglophone are preferred. Given the department’s commitment to diversity and social justice, we are interested in candidates whose scholarship and teaching bring a racial-justice lens to one or more of the areas listed above, and candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service.

The qualified applicant will have a PhD in hand by August 18, 2022, and will demonstrate a promise of excellence and innovation in teaching and research, as well as experience working with diverse students. The selected candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester at all levels of our curriculum, serve on undergraduate and graduate committees, publish actively, and offer service to the Department, College, and University.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and an article-length writing sample through Interfolio to Martin Kevorkian, Chair, Department of English, at the following link: Additional materials, including a teaching portfolio and three letters of recommendation, may be requested during the applicant review process. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability. The University of Texas at Austin is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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