Assistant Professor - English (20th and 21st-Century British Literature)

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The department of English at Creighton University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor specializing in 20th and 21st-Century British Literature with an emphasis on race and/or social justice. We seek individuals committed to being outstanding teacher-scholars within a primarily undergraduate-serving college. The successful applicant will teach a 3-3 course load that includes introductory courses in composition and core-level literature courses, as well as upper division elective courses in their area of expertise. We are especially interested in candidates also working in one of the following areas: British novel, gender studies, history of economics, ecocriticism, or Irish literature.

The position is part of a cluster hire across the College of Arts and Sciences, forming a multidisciplinary initiative focused on the topic of Race and Social Justice as a line of inquiry in teaching and/or research. For more information on the cluster hire initiative, please see this description: https://www.creighton.edu/arts-sciences/faculty

The position begins August 2024.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. is required to be in hand by the beginning of the contract
  • Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations 
  • Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others 

 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit their application through Interfolio. When prompted please upload the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. A 500-word statement describing how the applicant’s line of inquiry in research and/or teaching is informed by the theme of race and social justice

If you have any questions submitting your application or materials, please do not hesitate to contact HR@creighton.edu.

 

Applicants invited to interview will be asked to submit the following additional materials:

  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial interview)
  • A writing sample of at least 15 pages
  • A short statement describing candidate’s potential contributions to Creighton’s mission (https://www.creighton.edu/about/mission-history)
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Applications received by March 11, 2024 will be guaranteed full consideration; the search will continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Mark Latta, Interim Chair of the Department of English (mlatta@creighton.edu).


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