University Faculty English

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University Faculty English


Requisition Number: F00326P:

Job Description:
The Department of English Language and Literature at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, specializing in one or more areas of multi-ethnic American literature. We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in any area of multi-ethnic American literature, including but not limited to Latinx, African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Native American literatures. We seek a candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to undergraduate education and the needs of a diverse student body in the context of an open-enrollment public university.

Expectations for this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, engaging in research, providing service to the department, college, and university, and a demonstrated commitment to student success. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2023. The teaching load is typically four (4) courses per semester. The position is salaried and includes a generous benefits package.

The Weber State University English department houses undergraduate programs in literature, creative writing, professional and technical writing, linguistics, and English education, as well as a Master of Arts program. Founded in 1889, Weber State University is located 35 miles north of downtown Salt Lake City in Ogden, Utah, which is considered the northern edge of the Salt Lake City metro area. It is an open-enrollment university with 26,000 students. Weber State and the Ogden area receive over 220 days of sunshine annually and boast a thriving arts scene, proximity to two major ski areas, and a stunning campus at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains.

Job Duties:

Required Qualifications:



  • Ph.D. in English, Ethnic Studies, or a related field by July 1, 2023
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Evidence of the promise of scholarly research and publications


Preferred Qualifications:




  • Two (2) or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Experience teaching online and face-to-face


Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 02/08/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position comes with a generous benefits package and the annual salary starts at $55,000 and may go up from there depending on candidate qualifications. To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following:



  1. Cover Letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications, teaching effectiveness, and stated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy/Statement (no more than one page)
  4. List of professional references with contact information


Additional materials may be requested.

Screening of applications will begin March 12, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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