Assistant Professor 9 Mo



Job description

Jonesboro, AR

Position #: F00094

Department: English and Philosophy

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Closing: 4/8/19

Proposed Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Type of Employment: Faculty

Location: ASU-Jonesboro

Position Summary:

The Arkansas State University Department of English, Philosophy, and World Languages seeks the hiring of a tenure-track Assistant Professor in British Literature to begin in Fall 2019. The ideal candidate will also have experience or interest in Digital Humanities initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • In addition to maintaining a research agenda and meeting reasonable campus service expectations, this colleague will be able to successfully teach British literature from the romantic era (late eighteenth century) to the present. While we prefer a scholar of either romantic or modern literature, the position requires a generalist to cover literature written over two-hundred plus years, including the Victorian, Edwardian, postwar, postmodern, and contemporary British eras.


  • Demonstrated expertise (via publication or teaching) in British literature from the late eighteenth century to the near-present. Demonstrated knowledge of current literary theories (gender studies, postcolonialism, poststructuralism, etc.) are advantageous for the position.
  • Experience and interest in teaching a wide range of British literature classes over a large time span.
  • Experience or interest in Digital Humanities initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD in English with a specialization in romantic, modern, or related literature by August 2019.

General Days/Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


A-State offers an English major, a Writing Studies minor, and a Master’s of English. Faculty teach an array of courses from the freshman to MA levels. These include general education, lower-and upper-level major courses, and MA/MSE courses. Teaching load of faculty is normally twelve hours per semester. Pre-tenure faculty may receive a three hour reassignment for research.

The Arkansas State public research university system serves 21,000 students, 14,000 of whom are at the Jonesboro campus, and many of whom are first-generation college students from rural backgrounds. The university is committed to quality teaching, including small class sizes, well-equipped classrooms, and the largest library in Arkansas. Jonesboro is an agricultural and industrial town in northeast Arkansas, about 70 miles from Memphis.

How to apply

Qualified candidates should submit electronically:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Contact information for three references

• Internationally recognized public research institution with 20 different accreditations • Associate, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees • More than 250 academic programs, concentrations, and options • More than 85% of faculty hold the highest academic degrees in their field