Assistant Professor-Renaissance/Early Modern Literature

The Department of English at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Renaissance and Early Modern British literature and culture, with a preference for research expertise in drama, beginning in August of 2024.

Located in Baton Rouge, LSU is the flagship land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution in Louisiana and a Research 1 University. We support research and teaching in a broad range of fields and many interdisciplinary programs, including British, American, and Global Anglophone literatures; Caribbean, African American, and Black studies; Southern studies; feminist studies; queer studies; digital humanities; film and media arts; rhetoric; literacies; and English Education. English faculty teach in numerous interdisciplinary programs in these and more fields.

Requirements: Ph.D., with expertise in Renaissance and Early Modern British literature and culture, by the time the position begins (August 2024); record of publication or strong promise of future scholarly achievement. Preference given to candidates who can teach and direct research on drama of the period and its afterlives; additional areas of expertise are welcome and desirable in a department that values cross-cutting interdisciplinarity and thought-leading research. We especially seek candidates who are able to foster an inclusive environment inside and outside the classroom.

Teaching Expectations: The teaching load is 2/2 and consists of graduate and undergraduate courses in Renaissance and Early Modern British literature and culture, especially drama. The new hire in this position is expected to teach undergraduate courses in the annual rotation of introductory and advanced Shakespeare classes, as well as the mid-level Survey of British Literature to 1800, and to serve on graduate dissertation committees.

Research Expectations: Competitive candidates should maintain an active scholarly profile on par with the expectations of a Research 1 Institution. The College provides support for research and faculty development.

Application Process: All materials should be submitted electronically at; you can also find a copy of the ad there.

Application Deadline: The deadline for all application materials is November 15, 2023.
Application Materials:
1. Letter of application (2 pages)
2. Current CV
3. 2-3 page dissertation abstract or research statement
4. 20-30 page writing sample
4. Names (with contact information) of three referees from whom we may request confidential letters of recommendation.

Interviews: Interviews will be conducted on Zoom in December 2023/January 2024.

Questions may be addressed to the English Department administrator, Mr. Richard Landry, at

Please note that an offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory background check.

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER.  LSU values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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