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Assistant Professor - 19th-Century British Literature

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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The Department of English at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of 19th-century British literature and culture, with a preference for Victorian, beginning in August of 2024.

Located in Baton Rouge, LSU is the flagship land-grant institution in Louisiana and a Research 1 University. We support research and teaching in a broad range of fields and many interdisciplinary programs.

Requirements: Ph.D., with expertise in 19th-century British literature and culture, by the time the position begins (August 2024); record of publication or strong promise of future scholarly achievement. Preference given to candidates who can teach and direct research on Victorian literature and culture as well as on poetry and prose of the long 19th-century broadly. We also seek candidates who are able to foster an inclusive environment inside and outside the classroom.

Teaching Expectations: The teaching load is 2/2 and consists of graduate and undergraduate courses in 19th-century literature and culture, especially Victorian. The new hire in this position is expected to teach undergraduate courses in the annual rotation of English 3022 (Survey of British Literature: Romantics, Victorians, and Moderns) and serve on graduate dissertation committees.

Research Expectations: Competitive candidates should maintain an active scholarly profile on par with the expectations of a Research 1 Institution. The College provides support for research and faculty development.

Please note that an offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory background check.


Position #P00000281

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER.  LSU values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Application Deadline: The deadline for all application materials is November 15, 2023.

Application Process: All materials should be submitted electronically at; you can also find a copy of the ad there.

Application Materials:

  1. Letter of application (2 pages)
  2. Current CV
  3. 2-3 page dissertation abstract or research statement
  4. 20-30 page writing sample
  5. Names (with contact information) of three referees from whom we may request confidential letters of recommendation.

Interviews: Interviews will be conducted on Zoom in mid-December 2023.

Questions may be addressed to the English Department administrator, Mr. Richard Landry, at

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