Assistant Professor in Ethnic Literature

Wofford College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in ethnic literature with a preferred subfield in digital media/film studies to join its Department of English Language and Literature. We seek candidates with an area of specialty in one of the following: diasporic literature of the Americas, Indigenous literatures of the Americas, Asian/Asian American literature, or Latin American/Latiné literature. We are particularly interested in applicants whose pedagogy, scholarship or community engagement/service focuses on race, ethnicity and historically marginalized identities.


Applicants will have a Ph.D. in English Literature, comparative literature, ethnic studies or a related field by the start of the appointment in the fall of 2024 and provide evidence of a commitment to pedagogy and teaching effectiveness, as well as an active engagement in relevant scholarship. The incoming faculty member will teach courses of their own design, such as a first-year seminar in the liberal arts and introductory and advanced courses in ethnic literature. The teaching load is 3-0-3 in the first year and 3-1-3 in the following years, with a January term between semesters. Wofford faculty are teacher-scholars with a focus on undergraduate teaching and advising and a commitment to the liberal arts. We welcome applicants who participate in relevant field work and equity projects, collaborate with colleagues across disciplines and strengthen campus and community ties through community-based learning.


Application materials should be emailed to Application materials include: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) graduate transcript (an unofficial transcript is fine for the initial application), (4) a statement that describes how their approach to teaching would contribute to the college’s goal of creating a richly diverse and welcoming educational environment, and (5) one sample syllabus that caters to the position designed for advanced students at the undergraduate level.Applications received by Dec. 15 will receive full consideration. References and other materials may be requested at a later point in the application process. The first round of interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams, and on-campus visits will take place if national/local public health guidelines and college policies allow.


Wofford College is a place where thought leads, where ideas are celebrated and problem solving is expected. Wofford invites applicants who are focused on student success and excited to join a community committed to preparing thought leaders.

Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. A Phi Beta Kappa college (chartered in 1940), Wofford offers 27 major fields of study to a student body of 1,874 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, experiential learning opportunities and successful and supportive graduates, Wofford is recognized consistently as a “best value” and for accessibility for low- and middle-income students. To learn more, visit


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