Professor of English Literature

Professor of English Literature


Position Description

The University of Chicago Department of English Language and Literature is accepting applications for a position at the rank of Professor. We seek candidates who specialize in one or more of the following areas: modernist studies, 19th- and 20th-century American literature, or the history of the novel. Preferred subfield specialties include affect theory, queer theory, feminism and gender studies, critical race theory, and/or interdisciplinary or comparative approaches to literature. The expected start date of the position is July 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. 


Applicants must currently hold a PhD and have a substantial record of publication in the areas of the search.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit a cover letter and CV including a list of publications to the University’s Academic Recruitment website at Review of applications will begin on 9/11/23 and will continue until the posting is closed or the position is filled. For questions about the position, please contact

Position contingent on final budgetary approval.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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