Assistant Professor Postcolonial, Decolonial, and/or Indigenous literary studies, Open Period

The Department of English at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in postcolonial, decolonial and/or Indigenous literary studies with specializations in any related period or area.

The successful candidate will teach a 2-2 course load in our undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. programs and will be expected to teach courses with specializations in postcolonial, transatlantic, and/or Native American and Indigenous literatures and cultures, and literary theory. This hire will maintain and expand our developing strengths in race and ethnic studies, which builds on UNT’s status as a majority-minority university.  UNT is an R1 Minority Serving and Hispanic Serving Institution in the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth metro region.

Our English Department is comprised of energetic faculty involved in robust teaching and research projects in African American, Latinx, 2SLGBTQIA+ Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as cutting-edge work in British, American, transatlantic, and Anglophone literatures and cultures; creative writing; and rhetoric.

Applicants should have a publication record commensurate with their experience and should submit a cover letter, CV, 20-30 page writing sample, and a teaching statement that addresses teaching philosophy, general classroom methods, and preparedness to meet the needs of diverse student populations that make up a large portion of our student body. Three letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage.

Review of materials will begin on November 20 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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