Assistant Professor of Early Modern British Literature--Tenure-track

Job Description:

The English Department at Wittenberg University seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor specializing in early modern British literature beginning August 1, 2023.  Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. The teaching load is six courses annually; teaching responsibilities will include courses in early modern British literature, introductory literature, introduction to literary studies, first-year seminar, and a British/global Anglophone survey. Desirable additional teaching areas include early modern race studies, global Shakespeare, and advanced writing specialties (for example, narrative medicine, screenwriting, digital humanities).


A Ph.D. in early modern British literature is required; candidates that are ABD working toward Ph.D. completion will be considered. Candidates must have a strong commitment and interest in teaching in a liberal arts and sciences context. For further information about the position, please contact Robin Inboden, Chair of the English Department, at

About Wittenberg University:

Please visit the About Wittenberg page to learn more about the University. 

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.   Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

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Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin November 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
Interested applicants must apply online Wittenberg University Job Posting: Assistant Professor, English - Early Modern British Literature (tenure-track) (; applications will not be accepted by email or postal mail.  As part of the application process, please upload:

  • A cover letter/letter of application;

  • A curriculum vitae; 

  • Statement of teaching philosophy containing evidence of successful teaching; 

  • A statement that addresses your interest in teaching in a baccalaureate program at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values.

  • Unofficial graduate transcripts. 

In addition, please ask your referees (three) to send their recommendation letters via email directly to Christina Reynolds, Academic Administrative Assistant (

Applicants who require accommodation during any stage of the hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (937) 327-7517 or email

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