Assistant Professor, English (Southern Literature)

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Vacancy Number: F-00270 Position Title: Assistant Professor, English (Southern Literature) Classification Title: Faculty Department: English and Philosophy Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in southern literature.

Job Open Date: 03/04/2021 Job Close Date: Quick Link Position Profile Link
School: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Contract Type: Nine (9) Months Tenure Track: Yes Salary Band: N/A Special Instructions to Applicant:

Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a scholarly agenda in the diverse literatures, digital and material cultures, and folklores of the U.S. South, to begin Fall 2021. An interest in Black, Asian-American, or Latino southern literatures, or southern sexualities, is especially desirable. AUM has a unique geographical location in Montgomery, Alabama, a Deep South city with a rich African-American and Civil Rights history. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to capitalize on this legacy by contributing to interdisciplinary programming pertaining to the teaching and study of the literary legacy of enslavement, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and immigration. Moreover, AUM’s student population is as diverse as the population of the state and includes a high proportion of traditionally underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will share our explicit commitment to teaching diverse communities and our belief that our diversity is our strength. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to create advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization. Teaching in both core composition and literature surveys, particularly both parts of the American literature survey, is expected. AUM hosts an annual Southern Studies Conference to which the successful candidate would have the opportunity to contribute.

AUM has an official 4/3 teaching load for tenure-stream faculty. Faculty with ongoing scholarship and publication usually receive a course release for a normal 3/3 load. Internal funding and professional improvement leave to support scholarship are available.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in southern literature.

Please complete an online application at and upload 1) a cover letter describing your teaching and scholarship, 2) a curriculum vitae including three reference contacts, and 3) unofficial transcripts. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide additional materials, including teaching philosophy describing their approach to teaching diverse populations of students, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and writing sample.

Application review begins April 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries to John Havard, Department Chair,

About the University/College

Auburn University at Montgomery has been ranked among the South’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report, was named one of the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, is designated as a Military Friendly School, and is consistently chosen as the best university in the area. Auburn Montgomery provides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from professionals in the field.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

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Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Transcript(s)
  3. Cover Letter
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  2. Additional Transcript(s)
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