Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English,Literary & Cultural Studies Prog., gender and sexuality


The Carnegie Mellon Department of English seeks an Assistant Professor (beginning or advanced) specializing in gender and sexuality studies. The successful candidate will have a strong role in our Literary and Cultural Studies Program and in our interdisciplinary Gender Studies undergraduate minor. In addition, we seek those who work in Asian American studies; or in film and media studies in a global context. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Digital Humanities. Successful candidates must have received their PhD by Fall 2024. 

            Teaching load is 2/2. Carnegie Mellon’s Literary and Cultural Studies program tends to emphasize historical and materialist approaches to culture, with strong interests in theory and in digital humanities. We also have recently started a new film major. The successful candidate will teach doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate courses and have opportunities to mentor individual student projects, as well as join vibrant communities in the humanities and across disciplines. 

            Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways. 


            PhD in English, Cultural Studies, or similar in hand by Fall 2024. Significant scholarly record or evidence of a promising scholarly agenda and evidence of teaching excellence.

Appointment and Rank

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English – (Literary and Cultural Studies Program specializing in gender and sexuality studies).  The teaching load is 2/2

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following 3 items by November 15 via Interfolio (a.) a cover letter outlining research interests, teaching philosophy, and personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; (b.) a CV; a 20-25 page writing sample. To be considered for this position, please submit your application online through Interfolio. (http://apply.interfolio.com/134994

            Please contact Vickie McKay (vm29@andrew.cmu.edu) with questions about the application and Committee Chair David Shumway (shumway@cmu.edu) with questions about the position.

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