Assistant Professor of Drama and Mythology

Located in Northeast Tennessee between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains, East Tennessee State University is a state-assisted and Carnegie-classified Doctoral Research-Intensive University of more than 15,000 students. It is a regional institution, serving east Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and western North Carolina. The area enjoys a moderate climate and is well known for recreational opportunities like camping, fishing, golfing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and hiking, as well as for its many festivals, including Rhythm and Roots, Corazon Latino, Umoja, Little Chicago, Blue Plum, and Tri Pride.

The Department of Literature and Language at East Tennessee State University is seeking a qualified individual to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in the areas of Drama and Mythology.

Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load, at least one course of which per semester will be online. Courses taught will include Drama (as genre), Mythology (survey), and others in the candidate’s area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with secondary expertise in the Ancient Greek language. Faculty must be committed to teaching, research, and service that includes recruitment and retention. Faculty must also be dedicated to working in a department that is sensitive to the needs of first-generation students.

The Assistant Professor of Drama and Mythology is a 9-month contract position with benefits. Research and service expectations are noted in the T&P guidelines (

ETSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to enhance its ability to recruit and retain a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to foster an inclusive climate and serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Start date: August 15, 2023.

The position is contingent upon sufficient funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should demonstrate expertise in the subject area through successful academic research, service, and/or teaching.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, Classics, or Comparative Literature. Applicants with advanced ABD standing will be considered, but Ph.D. must be awarded by the start date (August 15, 2023).

Ability to develop and teach online courses in primary subject areas (Drama and Mythology).

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching Ancient Greek. Experience teaching Latin is a plus. Experience working with/teaching diverse groups of students. Experience with recruitment and retention.

At least two years of full-time teaching experience.

Salary: $55,000

Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position, a CV, and contact information for at least three professional references. The committee may request other materials at a later date. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

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