Assistant Professor of Comparative or Global Literature

The Department of English at Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota) invites applications for a full-time, tenure eligible position in Comparative or Global Literature at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2024. 

The successful candidate will be qualified to teach literature courses at all levels of undergraduate work. We seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: 

·         queer and gender theory 

·         ecocriticism

·         African-American literature 

·         Indigenous literature 

·         Latinx literature 

·         critical race theory 

·         literature of justice and sustainability 

The candidate would also teach English 110, our first-year composition courses, which share common elements but leave room to be designed around each teacher’s interests. 

 The teaching load is three courses per semester. We seek candidates who are also pursuing an active research agenda.  Concordia College is committed to increasing equity and diversity in the classroom. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The position requires institutional service including academic advising of undergraduate students after the first year as well as assisting the department and programs in curriculum development, revision, and evaluation. 

Successful candidates will aspire to be part of a diverse community that affirms an abundance of identities, experiences, and perspectives in order to imagine, examine, and implement possibilities for individual and communal thriving both inside and outside of the Department of English. 

The Department: 

The English Department at Concordia College is a dynamic program that has recently revised its requirements for the Literature and Writing majors based on the following goals: Read, Inquire, Empathize, Write, and Change the World. We are focused on using literature and writing to engage students at all levels, in the Core Curriculum as well as in our majors. We are a highly interdisciplinary department, coordinating classes and programs with Women’s and Gender Studies, Global Studies, Environmental Studies, the Offutt School of Business, Education, and more. We are also a department dedicated to scholarship, with regular publications and presentations.  

The College:
 Concordia College is a private four-year liberal arts college of approximately 1,800 undergraduates located in Moorhead (MN)/Fargo (ND), a growing metropolitan area of 250,000 that is known for quality schools, affordable housing, and the nearby Minnesota lakes country. A more thorough description of Concordia College can be found at

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