Assistant Professor of English

Assistant Professor of English 

The Austin College Department of English invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English in ethnic American literatures, specializing in African American, Asian American, Latinx, and/or Native American literature. Candidates must have PhD in hand before the position begins in August 2024. 

Our revitalized curriculum seeks to foreground issues of ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, and socio-economic status with coursework that highlights public-facing scholarship with our “Pathways to a Just Society” Mellon grant. With a majority-minority student body and a growing number of first-generation and Pell-eligible students, Austin College fosters a culture of inclusion. We welcome applicants deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and eager to join a dynamic and collaborative department. 

The position involves teaching introductory to upper-level undergraduate writing and literature courses for both majors and non-majors, as well as First-Year Seminars and January Terms. The teaching load is three courses every fall and spring semester and a January Term course every other year. We invite candidates who prioritize innovative and inclusive teaching in a liberal arts environment and whose teaching, scholarship, and professional goals reflect the College’s liberal arts curriculum, including the new general degree requirements (Global Diversity; Systems of Power, Privilege, and Inequality) and the writing curriculum. 

Austin College is a leading national private liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name. Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, the College provides an academically challenging and lively community of students, staff, and faculty committed to intellectual growth through individual and collaborative endeavors. Austin College (AC) is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book, Colleges That Change Lives.  

Candidates should send the following:  

  • letter of application 

  • CV 

  • copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial are sufficient for the application),  

  • statement of teaching philosophy, no more than one page 

  • statement of research, no more than one page 

  • a diversity and inclusion statement (which must indicate the ways candidates address diversity in their teaching, scholarship, and/or service), no more than one page 

Please combine materials into one PDF document and email it to  

Three references should send recommendation letters directly to the aforementioned email address with the candidate’s name in the subject line. 

For full consideration, applications must be received by September 12, 2023. Initial video conference interviews will occur in the second half of September 2023 and on-campus interviews in October 2023. 

Austin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that serves a diverse student body and is committed to the same in the hiring process. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. 

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