Visiting Assistant Professor in Literature

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor in Literature Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Position Number 045671 Department English - 250200 Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or closely related field, and evidence of successful teaching are required. Early-career scholars are encouraged to apply, but candidates must have defended their dissertations by the starting date.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Candidates must demonstrate expertise in African American and Ethnic American literature.

License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The English Department at Appalachian State offers a broad array of courses that focus on film, creative writing, English education, professional writing, rhetoric and composition, critical theory, folklore, and other aspects of English studies. The department’s faculty members edit academic journals and publish scholarly books and articles on subjects ranging from Renaissance drama to contemporary cinema. Our strongest commitment, however, is to outstanding work in the classroom, based on enthusiastic interaction with students and dynamic engagement with cultural history. Graduates of our degree programs pursue careers in education, business, medicine, entertainment, publishing, broadcasting, advertising, journalism, government, non-profit management, and the law, among other things.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of English at Appalachian State University invites applications for a one-year non-tenure track position in African American and Ethnic American Literature at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. The position will start in August 2021.

The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load, including such courses as African American Literature, American Literature and the Arts, and Ethnic American Literature. Additional summer teaching may be available but is not required.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of professional position at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, a complete application consists of the following:

  • Letter of application that includes a statement on your commitment to promoting advocacy, diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and social justice.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A list of 3 references with contact information.

Applications must be submitted electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Site.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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