Assistant Professor - English



Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - English

Global Early Modern Literature

College of Arts & Sciences


The Department of English at Adelphi University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Global Early Modern Literature who studies Anglophone literatures within a global context. The appointment begins August 2024.




  1. The teaching load is 18-credits (3/3) with opportunities for research support.
  2. The successful candidate will teach lower-level surveys and upper-level seminars in their specialized field, including Shakespeare.
  3. Our new colleague will have opportunities to collaborate with Adelphi faculty in the development of such interdisciplinary studies programs as Asian Studies; African, Black and Caribbean Studies; Latin American and Latinx Studies; and Gender and Sexuality Studies.
  4. Our department additionally welcomes candidates whose research and teaching interests span various fields or theoretical concerns, and who can develop new courses within our "Critical Perspectives" category of upper-division electives. (See course listings at




  1. PhD in a relevant discipline is required by August 1, 2024.
  2. We strongly encourage applicants with a specific theoretical research agenda that engages this dynamic period of cultural exchange and/or its global reception history.
  3. Further, we especially welcome applicants who can demonstrate experience working with students from diverse populations, particularly students from historically underrepresented groups.




  1. All applications must be submitted through Adelphi University's employment portal at
  2. Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of DEIB philosophy, and a 15-25 page writing sample.
  3. Applications received by March 8th are assured consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted in late March via video conferencing.


In compliance with New York's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $77,000 - $78,500. Adelphi University considers factors such as departmental budgets, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Adelphi University provides a comprehensive benefit package for faculty and staff employees. For a list of benefits provided to employees, please click here.


Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi is one of just four companies and the only university on Long Island to be named among America's Best Employers by State for 2023 by Forbes. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 7,400 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Brooklyn, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students 70 undergraduate programs, 93 master's degree and doctoral programs, and 64 certificate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 119,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 44 states and 76 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.


The College of Arts and Sciences at Adelphi University is a community of educators, learners and creators committed to advancing the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, global citizenship and sustainability. These principles enrich our community, promote meaningful relationships, enhance our experiences, allow us to prioritize care for those most vulnerable and improve the long-term well-being of all. This mission drives the College of Arts and Sciences to meaningfully engage and center members of communities that have been historically, institutionally and systemically silenced and oppressed. We further support and champion initiatives, activities, discussions and practices in scholarship, creative work, teaching and service at the University and in the broader community that apply, critique, challenge and improve upon these principles in praxis. We strive to create a more socially just institution, society and world.

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