Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Latinx and/or Indigenous American literature

The Department of English at Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit university, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in American literature with a specialization in Latinx and/or Indigenous Literatures, to begin in August 2023. Teaching load 2-2; salary competitive.

We seek an active scholar and dedicated teacher whose research focuses on any historical period of Latinx and/or Indigenous literature. All faculty in our department teach at all levels of the curriculum, from courses that serve the University core, including first year writing and first-year seminars, advanced courses in our English major, and graduate seminars for our MA and PhD programs. Faculty are expected to pursue a rigorous program of scholarship and to engage in service.

Candidates should have a commitment to teaching that aligns with the University’s mission and core values of social justice, inclusion, and community engagement. A Ph.D. in English or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment.  

Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae.  You can upload these items on the third page "My experience" of the application

Review of applications will begin on October 15 with requests for letters of recommendation and other materials to follow. Initial interviews with long-listed applicants will be via Zoom during December 2022, followed by invitations to short-listed applicants to visit the campus early in 2023. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Professor Rachel Greenwald Smith at rachel.g.smith@slu.edu.


Covid 19/Booster Vaccination Requirement:

Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations and a booster dose for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employee’s start date will result in termination of the employment.  Proof of vaccine will be submitted through an online portal made available to you during your Workday onboarding tasks.


The University will require all students, faculty and staff to obtain a booster vaccine dose prior to their start date, This applies to:

•             All adults over the age of 18 years who completed their vaccine series with Pfizer or Moderna at least 6 months ago. 

•             Those who received the J&J vaccine at least two months ago.

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