Assistant Professor - English

The Department of English at Worcester State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in British literature of the long nineteenth century to begin September 1, 2020. Secondary areas of interest could include: queer theory/gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, transatlantic approaches, 18th- and 19th-century discourses of race and empire, British modernism. We welcome candidates with innovative approaches to the field. 

Candidates should be prepared to offer introductory and upper-division courses in their area(s) of expertise and to teach first-year composition. Teaching load is 4-4, with two first-year writing courses (including first-year seminars) per semester. Tenure-track faculty may have the further opportunity to teach in the graduate and summer programs. We seek candidates with a commitment to public higher education and to teaching and mentoring students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.


Applicants must have a Ph.D., completed by August 31, 2020.  

Additional Information:

Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience. 

Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community.

Application Instructions

Initial screening will begin in the fall semester and will continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must apply online at:

Please submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, C.V., sample syllabi, and three letters of reference signed and dated within the last six months.  At least one letter should speak to your teaching skills.  Applicants must either electronically sign the National Student Clearinghouse Authorization Form as part of the online application process, or submit sealed, original transcripts to Human Resources. If the institution granting the degree does not participate in the clearinghouse, transcripts are required. 

All information that can be uploaded to one's e-account should be done so by the applicant; information which cannot be uploaded may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or mailed to the following address:

Director of Human Resources

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA  01602-2597

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