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Assistant Professor of English

University of Dallas
Irving, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The English Department at the University of Dallas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The University of Dallas is a Catholic liberal arts institution that features an extensive core curriculum for undergraduates. This position involves teaching a range of courses: literature courses in the core, major courses in our robust and rigorous undergraduate English program, and a variety of graduate courses for two Master’s programs in English and for a Ph.D. program in Literature within an interdisciplinary program, the Institute of Philosophic Studies.

We have a particular interest in nineteenth-century American literature, but candidates in any field of English or American Literature are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will show demonstrable interest in teaching canonical literary texts from Homer to the present and have the philosophical, historical, and literary breadth to be successful in our curriculum. The usual teaching load is 3/3 with two preparations per semester. A Ph.D. is required. The position will start in August 2024. 


  • Teaching the core curriculum Literary Tradition courses I- IV taken by all students at the University Teaching required English major courses in the department Teaching upper class electives for English majors Teaching graduate seminars in your area of specialization for our graduate programs, both masters and doctoral Serving on yearly undergraduate oral examination panels for two of the major courses – one testing conversancy with the work of various lyric poets, and the other assessing public presentations of senior projects on various novels Actively participating in the life of the department


  • Ph.D. in English (or related disciplinary field) Experience teaching Evidence of scholarly promise


  • Expertise in nineteenth-century American literature Educational grounding that includes familiarity with and/or interest in the broader questions and texts covered by the University’s core curriculum 


Candidates should review the online descriptions of our department (, and, the role of the University’s core curriculum (, and the University’s mission (

Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and a one-page statement of his/her deepest intellectual interests. Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to submit additional materials. 

Applications must be sent in both electronic and hard copy: submit the electronic copy at and also mail a paper copy of all documents to Dr. Debra Romanick Baldwin, Chair, English Department, University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062, by October 13, 2023.

For questions regarding this position please contact Dr. Debra Romanick Baldwin, Chair, English Department, at



UD provides competitive pay and benefits, including eligibility to participate in medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; employee events; a health and wellness program; a free fitness center; competitive leave programs; tuition waiver, tuition exchange for employees and their families; and matching retirement plan contributions.  

The University of Dallas seeks to recruit, develop, and retain faculty, staff and administration of the highest caliber.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages applications from female and minority candidates and others who will enhance our community and advance our Mission.

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