Assistant Professor of Multicultural American Literature, Grand Valley State University

Application Deadline:  The review process will begin on November 6, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Summary: The English Department seeks an assistant professor, full-time, 9-month, tenure-track to start August 6, 2024, specializing in the field of American literature with a secondary area of interest in the digital humanities. The teaching load is three courses per semester. This position is part of a cohort hire of scholars devoted to innovative curricular and multidisciplinary research initiatives. The successful candidate will be a tenure-track faculty member in the English department. They will be expected to collaborate with humanities teacher-scholars, writers, and artists/designers in CLAS and in other parts of the university to explore the relationships between human communities and the technologies and environments that influence them.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Ph.D. in English with a focus in Multicultural American literature (historical period is open) and Digital Humanities; ABD candidates will be considered for a two-year contract with the provision that the Ph.D. must be completed by December 2025.
  • Potential for successful college-level teaching and research.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. This could include experience using inclusive teaching practices; research relating to minoritized populations or social inequality; community-based outreach to minoritized and underserved communities; and other forms of DEI-infused teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates whose research portfolios demonstrate public-facing or community-engaged scholarship, multidisciplinary collaboration, and/or a demonstrated environmental humanities background are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The ideal candidate would have research and teaching interests with the potential to engage the West Michigan community.

Learn more about this opportunity here.