Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English at The University of the South in Sewanee, TN invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Modern and Contemporary American literature with research and teaching interests in ecocriticism and literature of the environment, beginning August 2020.

The instructional load will be 5 courses per year, and the candidate will be expected to teach our introductory Literature and Composition course (which always includes a play by Shakespeare), as well as upper-level courses that can serve the English major and the Arts and Humanities major in Environmental Studies.

We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and who are engaged in serious scholarship. A Ph.D. is required at time of appointment.

Please send cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and dossier including at least three letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Jennifer Michael through the online application portal at: by November 15, 2019. Interviews will be conducted at this year's MLA Convention.

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


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