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Assistant Professor of English

The University of Texas at Tyler
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Type



Earliest Start Date

Fall 2022



Commensurate with experience


Hiring Department

Literature and Languages


Required Application Materials

A single PDF or Word document containing a letter of interest, curriculum vita, copy of transcript for the highest degree, and contact information of three references is required to apply.


Important Instructions:   

When prompted to upload your “resume”, upload your combined documents as one file.

  • Please do not upload documents to “Cover Letter” or “References”.


If the required application materials were not uploaded at the “resume” prompt, please withdraw your application and re-apply to upload your combined documents as one file. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Job Summary

The Department of Literature and Languages at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English to join a progressive faculty of literature and rhetoric/writing in fall 2022 to further develop its thriving English BA and MA programs. The ideal job candidate will have a background or research emphasis in literature or related field and will be able to build a bridge between English majors’ literary study and digitally-mediated research practices. Review of application begins on October 30, 2021 and ends when the position is filled. For additional information, contact department chair, Hui Wu, at or visit our website:


Major Responsibilities/Duties/Critical Tasks

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and publication.
  • Curriculum development.
  • Learning outcome assessment.
  • Local community outreach for service learning.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in English or related field (awarded by fall 2022).
  • Background or publication in non-Western literature (e.g. Asian, Middle Eastern, or African literature), classical literature, or early European literature.
  • Experience in teaching literary analysis by incorporating multimodal/digital projects into student research practices.
  • Experience in first-year writing/composition instruction. Teaching first year writing courses an academic year will be a requirement for this position.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching non-Western, classical, or early European literature
  • Teaching custom literature courses with a proven track record of attracting students to those courses.


Other Information

  • Combination of training/experience/coursework may be considered.


About The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes 14 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls more than 10,000 students and consists of six colleges.

Our beautiful Tyler campus features more than 200 acres nestled along a lake and surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. For student convenience, we also maintain regional campuses in Palestine and Longview, as well as a location in Houston.

We encourage you to visit our campus and see for yourself why UT Tyler is where you’ll feel at home—and find your best path.


Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


EEO/AA Statement

The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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