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Assistant Professor of English, Tenure Track, August 2020

Chapman University
California, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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General Information

The English Department, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of English (cultural studies, literature, and/or rhetoric) with a specialization in Twentieth /Twenty-First Century Studies, beginning August 2020.

Chapman University's English Department offers an undergraduate major that integrates literature and rhetoric, and an MA/MFA dual degree program at the graduate level. We particularly welcome candidates whose scholarship and teaching will integrate and/or connect literature/rhetoric and creative/critical work and further the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at



Requirements include a Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric or a related field by August 1, 2020. We are seek candidates with a specialization in Twentieth-Century/Twenty-First-Century Studies. We seek candidates whose research and teaching focuses on one or more of the following fields:

• African American/African Diasporic Studies
• Asian Anglophone/Asian-American Studies
• Indigenous/Native American Studies
• Islamic Studies
• Latinx Studies



Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service. The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise student theses, and maintain active research and publication agendas.


Contact Information

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest, faculty application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Joanna Levin, Search Chair
C/O Kristen Laasko at

Please use “English Faculty Position” as the email subject line. Applications submitted by November 1, 2019 will receive first consideration. Writing samples, dossiers with letters of recommendation, and a statement on diversity and inclusion in teaching and research will be requested after the initial review of applications by the search committee.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.


Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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