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Assistant Professor of English

Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana, United States
Closing date
May 22, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The English and Language Studies Department at Indiana University Kokomo invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of English position beginning January 2, 2020. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English, or closely related discipline, with a specialization in American literature, in hand by start January 2nd. Candidates specializing in any area of American literature are encouraged to apply. An appropriate level of university, professional, and community service is required, such as committee work, assessment of the major, and engagement in campus initiatives to increase retention and enrollment.

The course load will be three sections per semester. In addition, the preference will be given to candidates who can assume the role of Editor-in-Chief of our student publication journal Field. One course release per semester is granted to take on this role. The preference for teaching for this position is American literature survey, specialized American literature courses, and other classes as needed, but related areas will be considered. Publication is required for promotion and tenure, and for maintaining a 3/3 load after tenure.

For best consideration, applications should be received by September 16, 2019, and review will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a cover letter which addresses the qualifications as listed above, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement or philosophy, university transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and the names and contact information for three references at:

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, Indiana University Kokomo is a comprehensive, non-residential campus located 50 miles north of Indianapolis in Kokomo, Indiana, a city of a population of about 50,000. Committed to student success, the campus serves approximately 3,100. IU Kokomo has approximately 260 full-time faculty and staff. Baccalaureate and master’s degrees are offered. Additional information about Indiana University Kokomo can be accessed at Persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this application process should contact the Office of Affirmative Action at 765-455-9316.

Indiana University Kokomo seeks faculty skilled at working with members of diverse cultures and committed to preparing students to be engaged members of an increasingly diverse society.

Indiana University Kokomo is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Joe Keener, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, Chair, Department of English and Language Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences,  

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