Visiting Assistant Professor in English (20th- and 21st-century British and postcolonial literature)

Albion College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in 20th- and 21st-century British and postcolonial literature, with an emphasis on writers of color, starting Fall 2024. The English Department has a long-term commitment to diversity in the curriculum and in its faculty and to excellence in teaching and scholarship. We are especially interested in candidates who are excited to teach Albion’s diverse student body and invested in the study of literature as it relates to social justice. Candidates must have an investment in engaged and effective teaching in a liberal arts context, broad intellectual interests, and a record of scholarly activity. 

Position responsibilities include designing and teaching courses that offer historical coverage in British and postcolonial literature, specialized upper-level courses, courses in college writing, and introductory and general-education courses that serve the department and the college. A standard teaching load in three courses per semester. Ph.D. in a relevant field required.

The person in this position will actively promote diversity, belonging and equity in all of their interactions with others on campus, especially historically marginalized students, faculty, and staff (e.g., first-generation, undocumented and DACA, LGBTQIA , BIPOC).

Link to the job description can be found here.

The review of the application will begin January 22. 

FLSA Classification: Salaried / Exempt / Teacher

Employment Status: At-Will


Education and Experience:  

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree appropriate to field

  • Graduate student who is all but dissertation (ABD) may also be considered

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement addressing their experience with issues of diversity and inclusion in an academic setting and the ways they could contribute to these efforts at Albion College through Interfolio. In addition, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the search chair.  

Please direct questions to Dr. Ashley Miller, Chair of the Search Committee, at


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