Assistant Professor - English


The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives


Assistant Professor - Early Modern British Literature/Shakespeare


The Department of English at the University of Wyoming seeks an assistant professor specializing in Early Modern/Renaissance literature and culture. The successful applicant will be an innovative teacher-scholar who can teach courses in 16th/17th century literature, including Shakespeare, and in one or more of the following areas: race and ethnic studies; gender and sexuality studies; decolonial studies; film studies; and/or environmental studies. Teaching responsibilities include a 2/3 load and the supervision of graduate theses. UW English offers teaching releases for high research productivity as well as administrative roles in the department and provides consistent funding for travel and research. The successful applicant would also have opportunities to teach in the English Department public humanities graduate track and contribute to the UW School of Culture, Gender, and Social Justice. Members of historically underrepresented groups in the field of English/literary studies and those from non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and writing sample (15–20 pages max) in a single PDF file by November 22. Letter of interest should specifically address how applicants advance goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and/or service. Three letters of reference will be requested before preliminary interviews, which will be in December via Zoom. Finalists will submit a teaching portfolio and visit campus in late January/early February.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in English or a related field by August 1, 2023 and show a teaching ability in Early Modern/Renaissance literature. Applicants must be committed to working with undergraduates.


  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
  • A record of research presentation and publication
  • Evidence of potential for departmental service and leadership

For questions about the application, please contact Gwynn Lemler. For questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Michael Edson,


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references. This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 11/18/2022 will receive full consideration.


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

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