English: Assistant Professor with an emphasis in 20th and 21st Century American Literature with a Transnational Focus

Priority date has passed....applications no longer being accepted.

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites applications for a probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in 20th/21st Century American Literature with an emphasis in transnational/diaspora/border studies. The position will start August 19, 2013. 


  • The successful candidate will teach courses as assigned in the English department. 
  • All department members teach a theme-based composition course every semester in addition to general and specialized courses. 
  • The typical semester load is 3 courses, equivalent to 11-12 credits. 
  • In addition, all department members participate in research and scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, engage in service to the university and community, and participate in department, college, and university committee work. 



Required Qualifications include:

  • Doctorate in English or related field with specialization in 20th/21st Century American Literature with an emphasis in transnational/diaspora/border studies. 
  • Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by December 1,2013.  
  • We especially welcome candidates who maintain a clear priority commitment to teaching excellence; to teaching that is inclusive, empowering, and transformative; and who deliberately strive to draw substantial connections across their teaching, their scholarship, and their institutional, professional, and community service. 

Strong assets include evidence of success in

  • Performance studies, poetics, or aesthetics 
  • Teaching composition at the college level 
  • Research in 20th/21st century American literature with excellent scholarly potential 
  • Commitment to undergraduate liberal education 
  • Commitment to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness

The Department:

The English Department is a thriving, diverse academic community dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. The department offers rigorous emphases in literature, creative writing, scientific and technical writing, linguistics, and education.  There is also a small and vital Master's program in English.  Please see our website for more information:

Application Procedure

To apply, submit the following in pdf format:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Writing sample
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Apply online at 
Click on the link to the American Literature position, and then click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process.  If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Please direct questions to:

Dr. Carmen Manning, Chair
English Department

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 26, 2012.  However, screening may continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews for this position will be held at MLA.

A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. 

To learn more, visit the Web site:

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Posted 9/7/2012

Revised 10/28/12 to reflect that priority date has passed and applications are no longer being accepted.