Assistant Professor in Multi-Ethnic American Literatures

The School of Writing, Literature and Film at Oregon State University invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in 20th and 21st century American Literatures with specialization in African-, Latinx-, or Asian-American Literatures beginning Fall 2024. We especially welcome candidates with a clear commitment to inclusive pedagogies and fostering access for marginalized, underrepresented students. 

This tenure-track Assistant Professor position consists of teaching (45%), research (45%), and service (10%). The teaching load is five courses over three quarters annually (fall, winter, and spring terms). Teaching responsibilities include lower-division undergraduate literature courses, upper-division courses, and/or graduate seminars in relevant literary traditions, including topics of the candidate's design. Mentoring of students is expected, including advising of graduate students in our MA program in Literature and Culture. We seek a candidate whose scholarship adds to the intellectual vibrancy of our community and who shows potential for distinction in their field. The position includes mentoring and support for advancing the new hire's scholarship. Service includes committee work for the School and College.  

All candidates must have a strong record of teaching and a Ph.D. in Literature or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at the OSU School of Writing, Literature, and Film website:

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter outlining their teaching and research achievements, a CV, a statement of current and future research plans, and a 20-25 page writing sample to the following webpage:  Applications received by October 15, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Oregon State University is a public R1 land-grant institution committed to public outreach and engagement and motivated by diversity, inclusion, and social justice. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to these core values. 


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