Assistant Professor of English

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English with specialization in American Literature from the beginnings to the American Civil War. Secondary specialization in Southern Literature or Women’s Literature is highly desirable. Additional desirable experience or skills could include teaching online and/or in distance learning environment. PhD in English by August 1, 2024. The successful candidate must also demonstrate interest and ability in teaching first-year writing courses. 4/4 teaching load per semester in addition to service and research/publication. The University of Tennessee at Martin has traditional tenure requirements in teaching, research, and service, with primary focus on quality teaching. Review of applications will begin November 17, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online only at and click faculty searches.  Applicants must also submit a letter of application, teaching philosophy statement, transcripts, and current vita to Julie Kissiar (departmental administrative specialist; Three letters of recommendation are requested and should be sent to Dr. Daniel Pigg, search committee chair (

A standard background check report will be conducted before the candidate is hired as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/TitleVI/TitleIX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applications will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, or parental status.

The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus of The University of Tennessee system with a population of approximately 6,800 students. The main campus is located in Northwest Tennessee about 125 miles northeast of Memphis, 150 miles northwest of Nashville and 60 miles north of Jackson. Educational Outreach teaching centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley, and Selmer, and dual-enrollment course offerings in Tennessee high schools, bring UT Martin academic programs to people across West Tennessee. UT Martin is home to UT Online, the University of Tennessee’s online programs for both undergraduate and graduate education. UT Martin's investment in its faculty and instructional technology is helping to ensure that the university's graduates are prepared to meet the challenges in an international economy. The state-of-the-art Instructional Technology Center, located in the Paul Meek Library, brings instructional technology capacity to all university faculty members.

Questions concerning this position should be directed to Dr. Dan Pigg, Chair of the Search Committee (

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