Assistant Professor of English (tenure track)

The Department of English and the Institute of African American Studies at the University of Georgia invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate will teach classes in British Eighteenth-Century Literature and the Black Atlantic and will develop and teach new English courses in the long and broad eighteenth century, including classes to be cross-listed with African American Studies. The holder of this position will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs in the English department; to the major, minor, and graduate certificate in the Institute for African American Studies; and to our ongoing efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the department and college. The standard teaching load for the position is 2/2.

Candidates should have a PhD in English or a related discipline in hand by August 2022, along with significant evidence of scholarly promise and teaching excellence. Expertise in the global or transnational eighteenth century, imperialism and colonialism, and/or the history and literature of slavery and abolition will be especially welcome.

Additional information and applications may be filed online at Qualified candidates should submit the following materials: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of 20-25 pages, and names and email addresses of three references. Review of materials will begin on January 2, 2022; all complete applications submitted by this date will receive full consideration. The Search Committee Chair is Richard Menke (

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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