Assistant Professor English

Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives. Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests. Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity employer.

The English Department seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in African American and/or African Diasporic Literature to fill a position beginning Fall 2023. The successful candidate will also teach lower-division literature courses focused on issues of ethics/justice. The teaching load for research-active faculty is 3-3.

To ensure consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at initial stage), and a 1-2 page teaching philosophy that explicitly addresses diversity in teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service through Xavier University's website by December 20, 2022. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders to the address by December 20, 2022. Only complete dossiers submitted and received by the deadline will be considered. Initial interviews of selected candidates will be conducted via video conference in January, and finalists will be invited to campus for interviews thereafter. For questions, contact Dr. Graley Herren, English Department Chair (

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