Assistant Professor, Literature

The Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of literature specializing in African American literature and culture. Appointment begins Aug. 15, 2022

Teach 12 hours per semester from among the following areas: composition, humanities, pre- and post-1865 American literature surveys, and areas of expertise; maintain an active agenda of scholarly research in the field; engage in appropriate service.

Minimum Education Requirements:

•    Doctorate in English or closely related field 
•    If doctorate is not in English, a minimum of 18 graduate hours in English is required
•    ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered

Minimum Experience & Skill Requirements:

•    Evidence of strong teaching
•    Evidence of strong potential for research and publication
•    Evidence of an ability and a willingness to interpret and implement curricula in ways that advance racial justice. 

Preferred Teaching or Research Ability:    

One or more of the following subjects:

-Critical pedagogy and the teaching of literature
-Women’s literature
-Evidence of experience and a history of engagement with underserved communities of color and underrepresented minority students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit the following through
•    letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements for the position, 
•    curriculum vitae,
•    teaching statement,
•    diversity statement,
•    unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and
•    names and contact details of three referees.

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