Assistant Professor, 19th Century British Literature #202212TTL

Texas State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of English at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, specialty in 19th Century British literature and culture.  

Successful applicant expected to demonstrate and maintain an active record of publication and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization. In addition to 19th Century British, teaching assignments may include courses within candidate’s other areas of interest, with preference given to the ability to teach and conduct research in one (or more) of the following areas: studies of empire and race; gender studies/early first wave feminism; (new) media studies. Teaching assignment to include core English courses, such as introductory literature surveys.  All positions are subject to availability of funds. Appointment begins Fall 2022.

Required Qualifications          

  • Ph.D. in English or closely related field that meets accreditation requirements (18 graduate hours in English), with degree completed at time of appointment.
  • Specialization in 19th Century British literature and culture.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence.
  • Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in 19th Century British literature and culture.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability in scholarly research on 19th Century British and culture.
  • Ability to teach and conduct research in one (or more) of the following areas: studies of empire and race; gender studies/early first wave feminism; (new) media studies.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

For full consideration, please submit the following by November 12, 2021: 1) a letter of application, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for three references, and 4) two-page teaching philosophy.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.


Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. 

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world. 

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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