Assistant Professor, English/20th or 21st Century American (U.S.) Literature(s) by People of Color

The University of Illinois at Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in twentieth or twenty-first century American (U.S.) literature(s) by people of color beginning August 15, 2022. Primary specialization and secondary fields are open but some preferred areas of expertise include Indigenous; Latinx; African American; African Caribbean; Afro-Latinx; Afro-Asian, LGBTQA, or Disability Literatures.  A PhD in English or Comparative Literature is required.  Specialization extending to diversity in children’s and young adult literature(s) or graphic novels is also welcome. Expertise may be demonstrated through teaching experience, publication, or additional credentials. Teaching load is 3-3.

This is a full-time on-campus position tenure-track academic appointment.  UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.

About UIS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. A premier public university, UIS provides students with a high-quality liberal arts education, exceptional public affairs opportunities, and outstanding professional programs. The University serves approximately 5,000 students in 21 graduate and 31 undergraduate programs. UIS has been ranked by US News & World Report as one of the top 10 regional public universities in the Midwest.

To Apply: Link to the UIS Job Board posting ( , create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload a cover letter addressing the responsibilities of the position, current curriculum vita, at least one sample syllabus for an undergraduate course centering literatures by people of color, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the January 28 application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Formal review of applications will begin January 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

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