Mississippi State University Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure-track position for assistant professor.  PhD in English or closely related field (or ABD with degree completed by 8/15/19) in ethnic American literary and cultural studies.  Although the area is specialization is open, we are particularly interested in scholars working on Native American, Latinx, or Asian American literature.

This is a 9-month appointment beginning August 16, 2019. The successful candidate will carry a 2/2 load in the first year and a 3/2 (or 2/3) load in subsequent years. Teaching assignments will include advanced (graduate- and undergraduate-level) courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, as well as American literature surveys, Critical Writing and Research in Literary Studies, and first-year writing courses. Publications and professional service are required for tenure and promotion.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in English or a closely related field (or ABD with degree completed by 8/15/2019) in ethnic American literary and cultural studies, as well as college teaching experience. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Instructions to Apply: Interested candidates must submit an application online at https://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ along with a cover letter describing their interest in the position, their CV, and contact information for at least three (3) references. For further information about this position, please contact Dan Punday, department head and search committee chair at [email protected]. Application review will begin on Nov. 15 and continue until filled. MSU is a public, land-grant institution and is classified as a “very high research activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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