Assistant Professor of Early American Literature, Fall 2024

The Department of English at the University of Tennessee invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in early American literature and culture to approximately 1830.  We welcome candidates with expertise in specializations including, but not limited to, Native American and Indigenous studies; environmental humanities, sustainability, ecocriticism; and/or early national politics.  Excellence in research and teaching is required. PhD in hand or expected by August 1, 2024. Duties include active participation in both graduate and undergraduate programs, plus significant research and publication. Salaries and teaching loads are competitive, and our endowment provides ample support for research and travel. UT, a "Doctoral/Research Extensive" institution, is the flagship university in the state system. UT is a land-grant university and values engaged forms of research/scholarship/creative activity, teaching and service, and considers evidence of these commitments in the records of applicants. Applications received by October 30 will get full consideration.  In addition to addressing their qualifications for the position in their application, candidates may describe how they would help promote access and inclusion in their teaching and research/scholarship/creative activities. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.


Candidates should have: (1) Ph.D. in early American literature and culture, or related field, in hand or expected by August 2024; (2) record of and/or potential for excellent teaching; (3) active research agenda, including publications and scholarship in progress.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV and 1-2 page abstract of dissertation or current project to  Interfolio by October 30, 2023.  Address correspondence to Professor Martin Griffin, Associate Head, English Department, The University of Tennessee, 301 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN. 37996-0430,

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All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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