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

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:

The position begins August 2024.


  • 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


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 (
  • 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 (

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