Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor in American Literature and Culture, from the 20th and 21st Century

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position in American literature and culture, from the 20th and 21st Century beginning August 1, 2024.  We especially welcome applications from candidates whose research and teaching expertise includes histories of imperialism and colonialism and approaches the field transnationally and/or hemispherically. Candidates who can help build existing departmental strengths in gender studies, digital humanities, health humanities and disability studies, and/or environmental studies are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active program of research and publication, create new courses relevant to their area(s) of expertise, and supervise graduate student research. They will have the opportunity to participate in the College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary programs in Africana Studies (AFST), Digital Humanities (DHUM), Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies (LMAS), and Women’s & Gender Studies (WGST). Texas A&M University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a First-Gen Forward institution. The English Department is especially interested in candidates who can implement and contribute curricula and programs responsive to the needs of all members of the university community.

The position requires a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or related field, evidence of teaching experience, and a strong record of publications.

Interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University faculty job board at (apply.interfolio.com/135093) and upload the following: 1) cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) Personal Statement to include philosophy and plans for teaching, research and services as applicable and 4) Three confidential letters of recommendation.

 The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications should be uploaded by December 15, 2023. 

Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Sally Robinson, Search Committee Chair, at sallyr@tamu.edu. For more information, please visit the English Department website at https://artsci.tamu.edu/english/index.html.

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission (https://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html) and living our core values (https://www.tamu.edu/about/coreValues.html).  In 2019 and again in 2020, Texas A&M received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine.  

Texas A&M’s Department of English is home to an undergraduate major and minor, minors in health humanities, professional writing, and science fiction studies, and M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Job responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses; conducting and publishing creative and/or scholarly work; undertaking appropriate academic service on departmental, college, and university committees; and mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The normal teaching load is 2/2. Texas A&M is an American Association of Universities (AAU) institution and an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and the department provides support for new faculty to participate in the NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program and other workshops. 

Texas A&M: A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of only seventeen universities designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, Texas A&M combines academic excellence and cutting-edge research with affordability and a commitment to producing academic, business, and civic leaders. The work of humanities faculty at Texas A&M is supported by the Melbern G. Glasscock Humanities Research Center, the Center of Digital Humanities Research (CoDHR), and by the Texas A&M University Library, which houses special collections in Science Fiction & Fantasy, Texas & Borderlands, Book & Printing History, and Gender & Ethnic Studies (including the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture). Writing and rhetoric faculty have access to a university-wide writing-in-the-disciplines program housed in our University Writing Center.

Texas A&M is located in College Station, a thriving community known for the quality of its public schools, a strong local economy, and a low cost of living (https://www.cstx.gov/our_community/recognitions__rankings ). College Station is a two-hour drive from Houston and Austin, and three hours away from San Antonio and Dallas.


Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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