Assistant Professor of English (World Lit)



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Job description

Elon, NC

Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning mid-August 2020. Requirements: PhD in English (focus in world literature); a record of innovation and excellence in teaching; demonstrated commitment to teaching first-year writing and introductory literature courses. Field of specialization is open, but emphasis in African, Middle Eastern, Latin American, or Asian literature especially desirable.

Teaching will include literature, first-year writing, and interdisciplinary courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at

How to apply

Applications must be received by November 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching philosophy statement to [email protected]. Include your name in the subject line.

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Elon University is a selective, independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, along with excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. Elon's beautiful and historic campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden.