Assistant Professor of English (24-06)

Francis Marion University and the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with expertise in pre-twentieth-century American literature.  We especially welcome candidates with an interest in the Colonial/Early Republic period, African American literature, and/or Native American studies. Teaching responsibilities include courses related to American literature prior to 1900, general literature, and first-year composition.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment (though ABDs nearing completion of their degree will be considered), teaching experience, and an active research agenda in the candidate’s field of expertise. The successful candidate will assist in the recruitment of English majors, participate in the ongoing development of the English program, and engage in other scholarly and university service.

Francis Marion University provides generous travel support for faculty presenting research at scholarly and professional conferences. Summer research stipends are available on a competitive basis.

Francis Marion University (FMU) is a state-supported, regional university located in Florence, South Carolina. FMU has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” every year since 2013 by the Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition, it has been recognized for its excellence in education by several national ranking agencies, among them the US News & World Report survey, which has named FMU as one of its top regional universities in the South for more than a decade.

Candidates will find Florence, South Carolina to be an excellent place to live.  Florence is a growing city with a vibrant arts culture. Florence enjoys award-winning schools, affordable cost of living, excellent healthcare, and varied recreational programs including sports, community events, and festivals.  FMU is within a 1.5-3-hour drive of several metropolitan areas, including Columbia, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Savannah, Georgia, and less than an hour away from the beach. Florence’s thriving downtown was recently awarded the prestigious Great American Main Street Award, which recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization.

Prepare a single PDF file containing the following and send via email to

1. Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 24-06).

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).

4. Three letters of reference (may be emailed or mailed separately).

5. FMU Faculty Application (please click here)

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023

As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission.

Applicants honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces, who meet the minimum training and experience requirements, are given employment preference by all State agencies and higher education institutions in South Carolina.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

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