The Department of English and
Philosophy at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin,
Missouri, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor of English specializing in American Literature since
1865, appointment to begin August 2019. Highly desired are
candidates with supporting background or experience in digital
humanities, multicultural literatures, or online teaching. The
successful candidate will teach twelve credit hours per semester in
literature and composition classes. In addition to scholarship and
teaching, responsibilities will include participation in
department, school, and university activities. A Ph.D. in English
is preferred; however, candidates who are ABD will be
Applicants should provide a detailed letter of application,
curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduates
transcripts, as well as the names and contact information of three
professional references. Submit documents by visiting
www.mssu.edu/jobs. Official transcripts are required 45 days after
contract is issued. Review of applications will begin immediately
and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is
contingent upon a background check.
MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to
achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff.
MSSU is an E-verify participating employer. Visit our website to
learn more about the advantages of employment at MSSU.