Assistant Professor of English

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of English
Location: Clayton State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 225181
Job Summary The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Clayton State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in English, specializing in Early American literature. We are especially interested in specializations in ecocriticism and nature writing; indigenous literatures; gender, feminist, womanist approaches; African American rhetoric, social movements, and literature; or other approaches. The successful candidate will teach first-year writing, literature survey courses, and English majors’ courses, both seated and online. The candidate will also be expected to develop and teach graduate courses in the interdisciplinary MALS program and the MAT program. The position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment that reports to the Chair of the Department of English and will begin on August 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs.

The Department of English offers undergraduate degrees and minors in English, with concentrations in writing (creative and professional), literature, and secondary education. The department also teaches first-year writing and literature survey courses in the general education curriculum. It offers English courses in two graduate degree programs: the multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and the Master of Arts in Teaching in English. We offer the major 100% online and seated. For additional information, see

The successful candidate will teach courses in American literature, first-year writing, literature survey courses, major courses, and graduate courses.

  • Teach both online and seated undergraduate and graduate courses; load is 4-4 with optional summer teaching;
  • Engage in professional development and scholarly activities leading to grants, presentations, and publications;
  • Participate in committee service to the department, college, university, and community;
  • Participate in departmental and university activities and outreach.
Required Qualifications
  • An earned Ph.D. in English, specializing in early American literature with one or more of the following specializations: ecocriticism and nature writing; indigenous literatures; Afrofuturistic literature; African American rhetoric, social movements, and literature; gender, feminist, womanist approaches; or other fields. ABD candidates with a firm dissertation defense date may be considered;
  • A record of successful college-level teaching at the undergraduate level, both seated and online;
  • Successful experience in teaching First-Year Writing;
  • Knowledge of the application of technology to enhance teaching and learning;
  • Interest in teaching graduate students in the MALS and MAT programs;
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
    Commitment to teaching first-generation college students;Evidence of scholarship, professional development, or experience in inclusive or innovative pedagogies;Familiarity with electronic portfolio assessment;Expertise in online teaching;Interest in service learning and community engagement;Evidence of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.
Required Documents to Attach

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the contact information for three current references. For full consideration of your dossier, send documents by June 1, 2021; position open until filled. To apply go to: For additional questions, contact the Department of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Recourses at (678) 466-4230, or by email at [email protected].

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.




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Posted: 3/23/2021
Application Due: 5/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time