The English Department at Trinity University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in African American literature to teach upper-division seminars and conduct scholarly research in that field.
Trinity University is a highly selective liberal arts institution that received over 11,000 applications to fill approximately 650 first-year seats in the Class of 2026. Our campus is located in the heart of San Antonio, a vibrant and diverse city that affords students the opportunity to learn from and participate in a multicultural urban environment. On-campus centers and resources include the Humanities Collective, which supports and promotes students’ and faculty members’ humanistic research; the Collaborative for Learning and Teaching, which provides pedagogical programming and professional development opportunities for faculty members in all disciplines; and the Student Success Center, which offers academic advising and tutoring services to Trinity undergraduates.
The Department of English is housed in Dicke Hall, a brand-new, environmentally conscious building that anchors Trinity’s humanities complex and represents the institution’s commitment to humanistic study. The Departments of English, Classical Studies, History, Philosophy, and Religion are located in close proximity to one another, thus facilitating a culture of collaboration.
Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching responsibilities will include:
- Surveys of U.S. literature, Introductions to Literary study, First-Year Experience courses, and other courses in Pathways, Trinity University’s interdisciplinary general education program. We invite applicants who specialize in any historical period, and we especially welcome African Americanists with subspecialities in the Black Atlantic; Black bibliography; poetry; children’s literature; environmental literature; and/or speculative fiction.
- Candidates should have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, a passion for mentoring undergraduates, and an active research agenda.
- Candidates should have a PhD in hand or plan to complete their program’s PhD degree requirements by August, 2023.
How to apply
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference, a dissertation or book abstract, and a writing sample (article- or chapter-length).
Because Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion and building inclusive communities, we also request that you provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, your research, and/or your other professional activities.
We request that these materials be sent via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/113014) no later than November 18, 2022.