Assistant Professor of Literature

Louisiana Tech University

United States

Assistant Professor of Literature

Assistant Professor of American Literature. Tenure track, nine-month position.


Assistant Professor of American Literature. Tenure track, nine-month position. Review of applications begins July 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Starting date: September 1, 2024.


QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English (or related field) by September 1, 2024.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Louisiana Tech’s School of Literature and Languages welcomes applicants in pre-1900 American literature. The candidate’s specialization is open but may include areas such as colonial/early American literature, African American literature, Native American literature, Latin American literature, hemispheric or transnational American literature, or American poetry. Secondary interests may include areas such as literary theory, film and media studies, the digital humanities, or gender and cultural studies. Interest in teaching comparative literature and/or interdisciplinary courses with other members of the College of Liberal Arts is also welcome. The successful candidate will join a vibrant academic unit that values teaching as well as research, and whose curriculum for English majors has recently been revised to encourage dynamic and diverse approaches to the study of literature. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization as well as surveys in American and, potentially, world literature. The normal teaching load is three courses per quarter. A strong commitment to exemplary teaching at the undergraduate level, innovative scholarship, and collegiality are expected.


THE UNIVERSITY: Louisiana Tech is a selective admissions university and offers a broad range of fully accredited undergraduate degrees in a variety of majors and doctoral programs in areas of specified expertise. The School of Literature and Languages awards Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Modern Languages, a Master of Arts in English, and a Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication. The campus is located in Ruston, Louisiana, 70 miles east of Shreveport and 30 miles west of Monroe on Interstate 20. The geographical location of Ruston makes it an important trade and medical center for an area of over 100,000 people.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three references through the provided Workday link. Please direct questions to:

Dr. Ernest Rufleth
Director of the School of Literature and Language


Louisiana Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled.


Please Note:  Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the Job Closing Date to ensure consideration.



Note to Applicant:


Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.


This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


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