Assistant Professor of American Literature

Florida Atlantic University is seeking an Assistant Professor of American Literature, Florida Atlantic University, Wilkes Honors College, Jupiter, FL

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Literature with an emphasis in African American, Latinx, Native American, or LGBTQ literature, beginning fall 2020.

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University is the nation’s only university-affiliated, free-standing honors college. Located in Jupiter, FL, this close-knit, residential, highly-selective liberal arts and sciences college offers a distinctive all-honors curriculum and is committed to interdisciplinary learning.

Faculty are also invited to participate in team-taught, cross-disciplinary courses of their own design. All courses will be taught on the Jupiter campus. 
The teaching obligations are 5 courses per year, generally around 15 credit hours, and also include supervision of undergraduate thesis research. Candidates will be expected to maintain a rigorous research and publishing agenda and participate in service to the college and university. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to contribute to fostering diversity of the campus, curriculum, and discipline.

Minimum Qualification: 

PhD in Literature from an accredited institution required at the time of appointment.


Ability to teach introductory and advanced literature courses in both the pre and post 1865 American literary canon as well as introduction to academic writing.


Ideal candidate will define the American canon broadly and inclusively.


All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Assistant Professor on the Office of Human Resources' job website (  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.


Letters of recommendation should be emailed as attachments to or mailed to Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College; c/o Ayn Patrick, 5353 Parkside Drive; Jupiter, FL 33458.


A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.


For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now REQ07411.


Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.


FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.


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