Assistant Professor of American Literature before 1900

The largest among 10 departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State University, English offers a range of undergraduate majors and concentrations, minors, three masters programs (MA, MFA, and MSTC), as well as one joint PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM). We also offer many courses of interest to the University community as a whole, and we work with other units across campus — such as World Languages and Cultures, Africana Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Communication, and the College of Education — to furnish multidisciplinary opportunities for NC State students. Located in the Research Triangle Area in Raleigh, North Carolina, the English department consists of a large, diverse faculty, staff, and student body that prepares graduates for a variety of careers.


We are especially interested in scholars with teaching experience and expertise in American Romanticism and Realism, and scholars with a secondary interest in Black Studies, Indigenous Studies, Hemispheric studies, transnational and transatlantic America, studies of a global early America (within and beyond the US). Scholars who can advance our goals of increasing transnational and global course offerings and courses that are informed by the history of race and ethnicity in the Americas are of particular interest, as are candidates who can further NC State University’s strategic goal ( NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people.  Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and consider how their background, interest and experience would enable them to support the university.

The new hire will teach in our BA Program in Literature, which includes period courses, major author courses, genre courses, diversity courses, global knowledge courses, interdisciplinary courses, as well as capstone courses for seniors. The new hire will also teach within the MA degree program, including the MA concentration in Literature, and may be involved in the multi-departmental PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM).

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a robust research agenda and participate in Department service as needed and appropriate.

More information about the literature program can be found at the English Department website (

Please submit materials by October 16th, 2023.

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