Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English at Saint Michael’s College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English. This is a tenure-track position to start August 2023. We seek candidates with PhDs or MFAs with expertise in African American Literature or in race and literature more broadly. Candidates with a history of creative practice who have experience teaching literature courses are encouraged to apply. The 3/3 teaching load will consist of introductory literature seminars, 200-level surveys and topics courses, upper-level seminars and, if appropriate, creative writing workshops.

The college seeks to foster diversity, inclusivity, and equity among students, faculty, and staff. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.

Required  Qualifications:

  • A PhD or MFA by August 2023

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on the Apply Now button:

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy 
  • Diversity statement (with emphasis on potential contributions of your experience/expertise to our curriculum and community) 
  • Names and contact information for 3 references

Selected candidates will be asked for further materials at a later time, including a writing sample and letters of reference. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. 

For full consideration, please submit your application by November 28, 2022.

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