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Assistant Professor in the area of English Education and Adolescent Literature

Midwestern State University
Job Location:
Wichita Falls, Texas
English and Literature

The Department of English, Humanities, and Philosophy at Midwestern State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor in the area of English Education and Adolescent Literature. The successful candidate will have teaching experience and a research emphasis in pedagogies of literature, adolescent literatures, and postcolonial British and Anglophone literatures of the long 19th – 21st centuries.

Responsibilities: This is a 9-month, tenure-track position with a standard load of 4/4 with optional summer teaching. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate English survey and communication core courses and undergraduate and graduate courses in adolescent literatures, literature pedagogies, and late English literature. Both onsite and online teaching are expected. In addition to teaching duties, the successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities and service to the department, college, and university.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in Literature or related field, experience teaching English literature and related courses, and a research emphasis in English education and adolescent literatures. We seek candidates who have demonstrated success in the writing and literature classroom and are able to teach courses that complement or strengthen our undergraduate and online graduate program. ABD candidates will be considered if the degree will be conferred by August 2022.

Required Application Materials: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Submit materials in a single PDF and include the following:

? Letter of interest that explains the applicant’s qualifications for the position and describes how the applicant addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, research, and/or service

? Curriculum vitae with contact information for at least three references

? Unofficial graduate transcripts

? Finalists will be asked for sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, a writing sample (no more than 20 pages), and three letters of recommendation

Submit the application by email to Pam Marshall, Department Secretary: For additional information about the position contact Dr. Geoffrey Clegg, chair of the search committee:

AN EEO/ADAAA COMPLIANCE EMPLOYER: This position is designated as security sensitive and requires the finalist to complete a criminal background check.

About MSU: Midwestern State University is located in Wichita Falls, TX. With a population over 103,000, Wichita Falls is centrally located two hours between Dallas and Oklahoma City, OK. MSU has a student enrollment of approximately 5800 and competes in the Lone Star Conference (NCAA Division II). Visit us online at

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement: As represented in MSU Texas’ DEI Strategic Plan, the university holds that a strong institutional environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion fuels scholarship, respect, innovation, and social justice – all values of our core liberal arts principles and identity.

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