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Assistant Professor of English

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Please submit the following materials: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three references, and a twenty-page writing sample. Review of materials will begin on November 1, 2017, and all complete applications submitted by this date will receive full consideration by the members of the Search Committee. The Search Committee Chair is Professor John Lowe and may be reached at

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00487F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor of English
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department ENGLISH
Salary Range
Job Summary

The English Department at the University of Georgia announces a search for a tenure-track, assistant professor in American Literature and Culture before 1850, to begin serving as of Fall Semester 2018. The teaching load for faculty is 2/2, combining upper- and lower-division undergraduate courses and graduate instruction and advisement for Master’s and doctoral students. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a solid record of publication, potential for continued scholarly accomplishment, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Qualified applicants will possess a PhD in English, African American Studies, or another American Studies area by July 1, 2018.

We especially welcome candidates whose research and teaching interests involve transatlantic, transnational, or hemispheric perspectives, as well as other innovative approaches, including (though not limited to) studies of print and material culture; race and slavery; empire and settler colonialism; gender and sexuality; the digital humanities; and the environmental humanities.

The English Department at the University of Georgia is a diverse scholarly community of approximately 40 faculty, 75 graduate students, and 500 undergraduate majors and minors ( The Department sponsors residential study abroad programs in Oxford, England; Cortona, Italy; and Monteverde, Costa Rica. Founded in 1785, University of Georgia is a land-grant and sea-grant institution of higher education that was the first state-supported, chartered school in the US. Ranked nationally among the top twenty large public research universities, the University of Georgia is home to a world-class research library, three major special collections archives, a recently completed Digital Humanities lab housed in the Main Library, the State Museum of Art, the University of Georgia Press, state of the art learning centers, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Athens, Georgia, is one of the US’s most beloved college towns and home to a legendary music and art scene. Downtown Atlanta is a ninety-minute drive away.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Instructors are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.

The University of Georgia, located in Athens, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, or veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in English, African American Studies, or another American Studies area by July 1, 2018

Preferred Qualifications
Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 09/28/2017
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 12/01/2017
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Three Letters of Recommendation