Assistant Professor of English in Multi-Ethnic American Literature

Assistant Professor of English in Multi-Ethnic American Literature

The Department of English at Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Multi-Ethnic American Literature, beginning mid-August 2023. Expertise in Latinx Literature and/or Native American Literature will be preferred. The Department seeks to expand the curriculum by supporting interdisciplinary inquiries into topics such as race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality, and disability. Successful candidates will show compelling evidence of immersion in and/or proximity to the lived experiences about which they teach and publish. Requirements: Ph.D. in English or related field by start date and a record of innovation and excellence in teaching.

Teaching will include six classes per year (totaling 24 semester hours), including introductory and advanced literature and interdisciplinary courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. Demonstrated commitment to teaching first-year writing is required.
Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, coeducational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts-based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University website at

We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people who foster respect for human differences, passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one's identity. All our employees' points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.

Applications must be received by November 3, 2022 to be assured of consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a 2-page teaching philosophy statement to Include your name in the subject line.

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