Tenure-Track Position in American Literature

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Hillsdale College, an independent, four-year institution with a traditional liberal arts mission, seeks applications from teachers and scholars of demonstrated excellence who are prepared to offer three courses per semester as follows:  a) two courses in our core “Great Books in the Western Tradition” sequence (ENG 104-105); and b) either a period course in American literature (ENG 300 level) or an upper-level seminar in American literature (ENG 400 level).  

This is a tenure-track position, beginning August 2023. Those prepared to teach nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, with strong competency in both centuries, are encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in literature. Other desirable attributes include a solid blend of teaching, research, and service preparation, and a strong commitment to our liberal arts mission. Love for undergraduate teaching is a mustalong with the desire to contribute to a thriving, collegial department.

Via Interfolio, applicants must send a letter of application that presents evidence of strong undergraduate teaching skills and an active, focused research agenda. Applicants must also include two separate documents: a) a statement of teaching philosophy and professional goals; and b) a detailed response to the College’s Mission Statement (see https://www.hillsdale.edu/about/mission/) that includes a discussion of the candidate’s ability to teach in light of its commitments. The application must also include a curriculum vitae, three up-to-date letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All materials must be received by November 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin November 2nd. The first round of interviews will be conducted via Zoom in early January, followed by formal campus visits for the finalists after the new year.


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