Assistant Professor of Literature

The Literature and Creative Writing Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2024. We seek candidates with scholarly expertise in African American Literature of any historical period with the ability to teach a broad range of African American literature and cultural studies. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity and inclusion in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. The position requires institutional service including academic advising of undergraduate students after the first year.

The Department of Literature and Creative Writing offers innovative concentrations and minors in literature written in or translated into English and creative writing. The department, one of the College’s largest, consists of 15 tenured and pre-tenure faculty, who teach and do scholarly and creative work in a wide variety of fields. More information about the department, its faculty and programs, can be found here:

Candidates with ABD in English or Comparative Literature or related fields will be considered, although candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. The expected annual salary range for this position is $88,000 to $94,100. Candidates should submit a cover letter and c.v. via interfolio at  Questions regarding the search may be directed to Onno Oerlemans, Search Committee Chair, at Our review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023. 

Hamilton College is a residential liberal arts college located in central New York. The College has built its reputation on the teaching excellence and leading scholarship of its faculty, and on the academic distinction and intellectual curiosity of its approximately 2000 students who take advantage of Hamilton’s open curriculum ( Accomplished faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1 provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and cultural diversity, and respect for differences in the development of students as human beings. Hamilton’s commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for their entire undergraduate program. Please visit the college website for more information ( 

Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to building an inclusive and diverse learning community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and excel. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.

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