TT Assistant Professor. Literatures of the Americas

The Department of English at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literature, with a specialization in Literatures of the Americas, specifically pre- and early-nineteenth century. As part of a cluster of three positions— the others in the department of History and department of Humanities & Religious Studies— the successful applicant will have the opportunities to engage with fellow scholars of the Americas in related fields.


The successful candidate will teach and develop courses focused on Literatures of the Americas. They will teach and advise in our English major, GE curriculum, and the MA program in Literature. We are particularly interested in potential colleagues with research/teaching interests that include, but are not limited to, transnational and/or transatlantic literatures such as Afro-Latinidad literatures, Indigenous literatures, Native American literatures, and/or Chicano/Latino/a literatures. Evidence of commitment to excellence as a teacher and active scholarly agenda required. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Course assignments will be in the English Department and will range from undergraduate writing through broad American and World literature surveys to upper-division courses and graduate seminars in the specialty area. In addition to teaching, research, and community service, faculty also participate in service to our department and university. Preference is reserved for candidates using an anti-racist/culturally sustaining framework in scholarship, teaching, and service. Ph.D. required by start date in Literature or a closely related field.  ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2023. 


The College of Arts and Letters will provide opportunities throughout the year for community-building, interdisciplinary discussions, planning, and potential collaborations among members of the cluster. Candidates selected through this cluster hire will be given additional funding in their first year to support the goals of the cluster hire and the individual and collective plans of the faculty members of the cluster.


California State University, Sacramento is an Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution and a Hispanic Serving-Institution. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity to develop an inclusive curriculum and engage in work that celebrates, supports, and helps to sustain the diverse backgrounds of our students, faculty, staff, and community.  Please see our University statement on inclusive excellence here Sacramento State Inclusive Excellence Statement | Sacramento State (


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Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at  Applicants will need to create a new user account to enter applications in People Admin.


Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:  

  • Cover letter that addresses the qualifications for the position 
  • Current curriculum vitae  
  • Writing sample of approximately 15 pages  
  • Diversity statement: Sacramento State values diversity and inclusion and has made a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution. What contributions are you most proud of that demonstrate your commitment to promoting an inclusive environment? Please limit your response to 500 words.
  • Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned (official transcripts required if invited for interview).  


At the time of application, please also have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Hellen Lee, Department of English, 6000 J Street MS 6075, Sacramento, CA 95819-6075. For questions, please contact 

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