Assistant Professor English 999724

Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

Xavier’s location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

Xavier University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in American Literature (19th C expertise preferred) to fill a position beginning Fall 2022. The successful candidate will also teach lower-division literature courses focused on issues of ethics/justice. Teaching load for research-active faculty is 3/3.

We welcome a broad spectrum of candidates to apply, particularly women, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and other minoritized community members who are under-represented in the profession. Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests. Teaching experience in ethnic minority literature is highly desirable.

Candidates should have completed all requirements for a PhD in English Language and Literature or a closely related field by September 2022.

To ensure consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at initial stage), and 1-2 page teaching philosophy that explicitly addresses diversity in teaching on Xavier University's website.  Three letters of recommendation should be submitted to  All applications must be submitted by November 15, 2021. Interviews of selected candidates will be conducted via Zoom in mid-December, and we hope to bring finalists to campus in mid-January.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Xavier University will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 3, 2022.  Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding.  Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.       

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