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Visiting Assistant Professor in English (20th- and 21st-century British and postcolonial literature)

Albion College English Department
Albion, Michigan

Albion College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in 20th- and 21st-century British and postcolonial literature, with an emphasis on writers of color, starting Fall 2024. The English Department has a long-term commitment to diversity in the curriculum and in its faculty and to excellence in teaching and scholarship. We are especially interested in candidates who are excited to teach Albion’s diverse student body and invested in the study of literature as it relates to social justice. Candidates must have an investment in engaged and effective teaching in a liberal arts context, broad intellectual interests, and a record of scholarly activity. 


Position responsibilities include designing and teaching courses that offer historical coverage in British and postcolonial literature, specialized upper-level courses, courses in college writing, and introductory and general-education courses that serve the department and the college. A standard teaching load in three courses per semester. Ph.D. in a relevant field required.


The person in this position will actively promote diversity, belonging and equity in all of their interactions with others on campus, especially historically marginalized students, faculty, and staff (e.g., first-generation, undocumented and DACA, LGBTQIA , BIPOC).


Link to the job description can be found here.


The review of the application will begin January 22. 


FLSA Classification: Salaried / Exempt / Teacher


Employment Status: At-Will




Education and Experience:  


  • Ph.D. or terminal degree appropriate to field


    Graduate student who is all but dissertation (ABD) may also be considered


Application Instructions


Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement addressing their experience with issues of diversity and inclusion in an academic setting and the ways they could contribute to these efforts at Albion College through Interfolio. In addition, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the search chair.  


Please direct questions to Dr. Ashley Miller, Chair of the Search Committee, at


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 


Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Application materials are only accepted for open positions. Each search has its own search committee and application process so if an applicant is interested in more than one open position, application materials should be submitted for each position.  Please review the position listing carefully for a description, minimum and preferred qualifications and application process information.


Albion College desires to provide a safe, secure environment and reasonable protection for the campus community and the financial and material assets of the College. Depending on the position, employee background checks may include criminal history checks; social security number tracers; driving record checks; verification of past employment, education, credentials and professional licensures; and reference checks. Background checks as part of the employment process are intended to assess an external or internal candidate’s suitability for a particular position. The hiring manager may extend a conditional offer of employment to their finalist; then background checks are performed before the offer can be finalized.


You can view and obtain a copy of the Albion College Annual Security Report from the Campus Safety website: This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Albion College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters.


Albion College is an E-Verify participating employer. More information is available through the E-Verify Participation Poster and Immigrant and Employee Rights Poster  / Immigrant and Employee Rights Poster (Spanish).


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