Assistant Professor, South Asian Literatures

Job Description:

The English Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is hiring a nine-month, tenure-earning assistant professor of South Asian literatures. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a productive research agenda and a strong commitment to teaching both face-to-face and online classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as the ability to teach a broad range of courses. The anticipated start date is August 2022 and will entail a 3/2 teaching load.


UCF is home to a growing and diverse student population of over 70,000 students, almost 2,000 faculty, and more than 4,700 staff. At UCF we are dedicated to access, and we are invested in identifying candidates who will contribute to our mission through equity-minded practice and culturally responsive pedagogy. UCF is committed to diversity and is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution.


The Department of English, within the College of Arts and Humanities, offers B.A., M.A., and MFA degrees. UCF offers a range of competitive teaching and research related grants and award opportunities for which eligible faculty may apply.  For more information about the Department of English, please visit our website at For more information about UCF, please visit the website at

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in English or a relevant field from an accredited institution by time of appointment and successful teaching experience at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications:

•        Strong record of publication in the field; research interests in one or more of the following: the history of colonialism and anticolonialism; translation studies; diaspora studies; digital humanities.

•        Ability to teach broad literature surveys, introduction to critical theory, and to develop and teach electives for undergraduate majors, such as Topics in World Literature and World Authors, and for the Master’s in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies program, such as Topics in Literary Study and Issues in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Theory.

•        Ability to contribute to the undergraduate Editing & Publishing Certificate.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The candidate must be authorized to work in the USA without the need for sponsorship, now or in the future.

Additional Application Materials Required:

The university requires that all applicants apply only at  In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (max. 25 pages).


Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents.


Semifinalists will be asked to send three confidential professional letters of reference, and the selected candidate will need to submit official transcripts.


All application material must be received by January 6, 2022 to be fully considered. Review of applications will begin as they are received. Initial interviews of select candidates will be conducted via Zoom.


For more information, see or contact Dr. Anna Maria Jones, Search Committee Chair, at

Florida Clause:

UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening.  Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Cuba, the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro, or the Syrian Arab Republic.


The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates. 


These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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