Assistant Professor - 19th-Century British Literature

Job Description:

The Department of English at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of 19th-century British literature and culture, with a preference for Victorian, beginning in August of 2023.

About Us: Located in the heart of Baton Rouge, LSU is the flagship land-grant institution in Louisiana and a Research 1 University. We support research and teaching in a broad range of fields, including British, American, and postcolonial literatures; Caribbean, African American, and Black studies; Southern studies; feminist studies; queer studies; digital humanities; film and media arts; rhetoric; literacies; and English Education. English faculty teach in numerous interdisciplinary programs in these and more fields.

Requirements: Ph.D., with expertise in 19th-century British literature and culture, by the time the position begins (August 2023); record of publication or strong promise of future scholarly achievement. Preference given to candidates who can teach and direct research on Victorian literature and culture as well as on poetry and prose of the long 19th-century broadly. We are also looking for candidates who can foster an inclusive environment inside and outside the classroom.

Teaching Expectations: The teaching load is 2/2 and consists of graduate and undergraduate courses in 19th-century literature and culture, especially Victorian. The new hire in this position is expected to teach undergraduate courses in the annual rotation of English 3022 (Survey of British Literature: Romantics, Victorians, and Moderns) and serve on graduate dissertation committees.

Research Expectations: Competitive candidates should maintain an active scholarly profile at par with the expectations of a Research 1 Institution. The College provides support for research and faculty development.

Please note that an offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory background check.

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER.  LSU values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.   

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Application Deadline: The deadline for all application materials is December 1, 2022.

Application Process: All materials should be submitted electronically.

Application Materials:

1. Letter of application (2 pages)
2. Current CV
3. 2-3 page dissertation abstract or research statement
4. Names (with contact information) of three referees from whom we may request confidential letters of recommendation.

Interviews: Interviews will be conducted on Zoom in early January 2023.

Questions may be addressed to the English Department administrator, Mr. Richard Landry, at   

Posting Date:

October 6, 2022   

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):  

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!   

Essential Position (Y/N):   

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (   

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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