The Department of English at Sam Houston State University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Early American Literature with a specialization in ethnic literatures during the early American period. The successful candidate might focus on the colonial period and Latin-American writing, early African-American literature, Native American literature, or intersections of these literatures.
The chosen candidate will teach three courses per semester (face-to-face and online) that include all levels of undergraduate and M.A. courses in early American literature, world literature, and occasionally freshman composition. Other required activities include: Cultivating and maintaining an active research agenda Supporting the Department, College, and University through service Actively engaging in recruitment and curriculum development
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.
The application requires the following materials:
Letter of interest that includes the scope of a diverse/inclusive research agenda
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of diversity and inclusion, specifically addressing qualifications and strategies for engaging all students at SHSU
Three letters of recommendation
All academic transcripts (Applicants may submit unofficial transcripts for initial screening; however, official transcripts are required for credential review prior to hiring.)
For ABD applicants: A letter from your dissertation director confirming that the PhD will be conferred by August 21, 2019
Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.
Additional materials may be requested throughout the consideration process.
Internal Number: 20643
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.