Southwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2020 in post-1865 American literature. Candidates must have a PhD in English and be committed to the professional life of a teacher-scholar at a national liberal arts institution. Candidates will be expected to teach a broad range of courses in American Literature, including lower-level surveys, upper-level courses in areas of expertise, and capstone seminar. All department members contribute to the university-wide First-Year Seminar program and are expected to effectively advise students. Ability to teach courses in Latinx literature, U.S. cinema, or with a digital humanities component desirable but not required. We seek candidates committed to inclusive pedagogies and to serving an increasingly diverse student body. Teaching load is 5 courses/year; pre-tenure sabbatical and research funding are available by application.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate private institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at

Candidates should submit a cv and cover letter to Interfolio at no later than Dec. 15, 2019. To minimize expenses incurred by candidates, the search committee will interview all semi-finalists via Skype; prior to the Skype interview, semi-finalists will be expected to provide a writing sample, sample syllabi, and 3 letters of recommendation. Finalists will be invited for on-campus interviews. In line with Southwestern University’s commitment to diversity, the department is especially interested in attracting candidates from underrepresented groups.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EOE/M/F