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Assistant Professor of English

Department Description:
English at USD offers students the opportunity to explore a wide range of genres — poems, plays, novels, essays, letters, films and new media — from a variety of historical contexts, medieval to contemporary, illuminated by timely theoretical and philosophical questions. Explore and discover the complexities of the human experience and come to appreciate the power of language to shape thought through creative writing, literary histories, culture and theory courses.


Detailed Description:
The Department of English invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in transnational literary and cultural studies beginning in Fall 2023. We seek a colleague with a specialization in transnational literary and cultural studies whose research and teaching focus on, but are not limited to, African and Afro-diasporic, Arabic, Asian, Caribbean, Indigenous, South Asian, or Latinx diasporic literatures and cultures. Desired subfields include: gender and sexuality studies, film and/or media studies, environmental humanities, and digital technologies. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong record of comparatist and interdisciplinary work and can contribute to interdisciplinary minors in Women's and Gender Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, Africana Studies, and Film Studies. In addition to teaching undergraduate courses in their area of expertise, the successful candidate will also teach courses in the core curriculum.

This hire is among the tenure-track diversity cluster hires that issue from the Horizon Project of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. These cluster positions are designed to attract a diverse set of scholars who will have opportunities to participate in campus and community collaborations. The successful candidate will join other new faculty members from varying disciplines across the College of Arts & Sciences who will have similar pedagogical or scholarly interests to collaboratively engage in the interdisciplinary thematic cluster in one of the following areas: 1) Climate Change and Environmental Justice, 2) Borders and Social Justice, or 3) Technology & the Human Experiences. More details about the cluster themes are available here.

This is a full-time tenure-track position with a 3/3 teaching load.

Special Conditions of Employment:

The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https://www.sandiego.edu/onward/

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.


Job Requirements:
The successful candidates will
  • Hold an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate or other terminal degree. A Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature (with an anglophone research profile) is preferred. ABD candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and research, mentoring undergraduates, and fostering a climate of inclusion and diversity.

Applicants should hold a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. This position also requires an active scholarly agenda and publications in the field and commitment to collaborative leadership in addition to university and professional service.


Posting Salary:
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits


Special Application Instructions
Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click Apply Now to complete our online application.

Candidates are asked to submit the following materials. Please note that positions will be hired at the Assistant Professor level. Applications must be received by October 15, 2022, and should include:
  • Letter of application, include reference to the cluster(s) of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Statement and a sample syllabus
  • Research Statement and a sample of scholarly or creative work (maximum 25 pages)
  • Diversity statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritized populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations, and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research.
  • Contact information for three references who will be sent a link to upload letters.

  • Contact: Dr. Atreyee Phukan ([email protected])

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    Additional Details:
    The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the University of San Diego. Our philosophy is built on the enduring values of the Catholic intellectual tradition, immersing students in the concepts of free inquiry, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct and compassionate service. The College aims to establish an academic foundation for students to thrive and gain a comprehensive education, which spans the sciences, arts and social sciences. Through our exemplary liberal arts education and rigorous scholarship, we aspire to not only educate the mind but also develop the whole person.

    The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

    The University of San Diego sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people. The San Diego region is the third most populated area for American Indians in California and is surrounded by four autonomous Indigenous nations: the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cupeño, and Cahuilla. These four nations, represented by 19 tribes, make San Diego County home to the largest concentration of individual tribes in the United States. San Diego is also the second largest city in the state, near the busiest port of entry on an international border, and hosts significant ethnic, immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. Serving more than 5,500 undergraduate students, the university holds a commitment to advancing academic excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service.

    The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, covered veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by federal or state law. USD offers same sex domestic partner benefits. Final candidates will complete a pre-employment background check.

    The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

    The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.


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    The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

    Located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the campus is a community treasure, with Spanish Renaissance-inspired buildings and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.

    Chartered in 1949, the university enrolls more than 7,000 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. In less than 60 years, the University of San Diego has grown from a local college with 50 students and a handful of professors to a nationally ranked university. This achievement is the direct result of a single, unwavering expectation: academic excellence.

    USD offers more than 60 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university adds depth to education by inspiring students to grow spiritually, morally and socially. The breadth of programs and depth of facilities means that students can easily find a course of study that ignites their intellectual fire. In the classroom, coursework across disciplines encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills.

    Small class size means the instructors know their students and can stimulate curious minds with anything from participation in a research project to an after-class discussion on topic. Instructors welcome the free exchange of complex ideas in an environment of tolerance and civility. In this environment, students begin a lifelong habit of appreciating and cultivating their individual gifts.

    To complement this instruction, the university's Honors program provides a challenging curriculum for USD's uniquely motivated students. The university also holds memberships in several honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.

    While intellectual growth is key, USD adds depth to the education experience by inspiring students to grow spiritually, morally and socially. An active faith community invites widespread student participation. In the classroom, study is accompanied by an examination of ethics and values University of San Diego students inquire freely and challenge ideas, exercise moral, spiritual and social judgment, serve others, and contemplate social justice in their lives and in their chosen fields. These students are truly educated. These students achieve excellence.

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