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Assistant Professor, Literature

Murray State University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Classics, English & Literature, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literature specializing in African American literature and culture beginning August 15, 2022.

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach 12 hours per semester from among the following areas: composition, humanities, pre- and post-1865 American literature surveys, areas of expertise, and other courses as needed. Maintain an active agenda of scholarly research in the field, and engage in appropriate service.

Minimum Education Requirements:
Ph.D. in English or closely related field is required. A minimum of 18 graduate hours in English is required. ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
Evidence of strong teaching. Evidence of strong potential for research and publication. Evidence of an ability and a willingness to interpret and implement curricula in ways that advance racial justice.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:
Experience in one or more of the following subjects is preferred:
  •  Critical pedagogy and the teaching of literature
  •  Women's literature
Evidence of experience and a history of engagement with undeserved communities of color and underrepresented minority students is preferred.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.  
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