Assistant Professor, British Literature

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The Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in British Literature, open area, to begin Fall 2022.

The English Department at the University of Cincinnati offers the Ph.D. in Literature and a B.A. major and minor with concentration in Literary and Cultural Studies. We are a large and robust Department which houses the Helen Weinberger Center for Drama & Playwriting, the George Elliston Poetry Room, the Cincinnati Review, an annual Visiting Writers Series, and an undergraduate literary journal, among other projects and collaborations. As a Research I institution, the University of Cincinnati is home to the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, which provides competitive research support and programming in the humanities. The City of Cincinnati also offers unique opportunities for community outreach, including with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

Essential Functions

The responsibilities for this position include: a 2-2 teaching load of both undergraduate and graduate classes in English, including teaching Shakespeare through the application of innovative methods; advising graduate students (including participation on exam and dissertation committees); writing and publication in one’s area(s) of expertise, including but not limited to literature at the intersections of race and ethnicity, inclusive of anti-colonial studies, postcolonial studies and/or performance studies, and/or an interdisciplinary focus on African diaspora, Anglophone, Asian Pacific Islander, Black Atlantic, Indigenous, Latinx, migration, Queer, and transatlantic literature; and service to the department, university, and profession.

The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to innovate in our Surveys of English Literature courses, and may contribute to the growing interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies and Film and Media Studies.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have earned their Ph.D. in English & Comparative Literature or a related field prior to August 15, 2022.  

The University and Department are dedicated to the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We seek candidates who demonstrate in their Diversity & Inclusion Statement strong evidence of a commitment to advancing these central values of our department and campus. Candidates should outline their  commitment to teaching and mentoring students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from diverse backgrounds.


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