Assistant Professor of Early American Literature

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The English department at the University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in early American literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. We especially welcome candidates with a sub-specialty in folklore. Competitive salary commensurate with degree, rank, and experience. The position is open until filled; however, application review begins on November 1, 2019. The successful candidate must demonstrate a dedication to teaching excellence and a commitment to an active program of scholarship and research. Primary teaching assignments may include first-year composition courses, the early American literature survey, and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in appropriate areas of expertise. All faculty are expected to teach a 4/4 load with regular reductions for teaching graduate courses. Participation in college service and student advisement will be expected. The University of North Alabama is the state’s oldest public university and sits on a beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama. Florence is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals, which is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound. This position is expected to begin in the Fall of 2020. Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, required. College teaching experience is required. To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at Applications will only be accepted online.  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and reference list at the time of application. Transcripts and three letters of reference are also required, but may be submitted at a later date.  Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 will cause a delay in response. UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.