Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Position ID: 38058
Georgia Southern University
College of Arts & Humanities
Department of Literature
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Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor, Nineteenth-Century British Literature—Search # 67485

College of Arts and Humanities/ Department of Literature

The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track assistant professor specializing in nineteenth-century British literature.  The position is located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Literature Department offers a B.A. and M.A. in English.  The faculty member hired in this position will join a department that is committed to academic excellence, innovative instruction, and collaborative service to the university and community.

Position Description. Reporting to the chair of the Literature Department, the assistant professor will teach three courses per semester (with the occasional possibility of additional reassigned time for research), including graduate and upper-division English classes, and literature classes offered in the core curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and publish peer-reviewed scholarship. Service to the department and university is also required. The position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in English or a closely related field by August 1, 2018
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Evidence of an active research agenda in nineteenth-century British literature
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach classes in the long eighteenth century

Screening of applications begins February 5, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.  The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018.  A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

Applications and nominations should be sent to:

                                           Mary Villeponteaux, Search Chair, Search # 67485

                                           Department of Literature & Philosophy

                                           Georgia Southern University

                                           P. O. Box 8023

                                           Statesboro GA 30460-8023

                                           Electronic mail:

                                           Telephone: 912-478-5471

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

Contract Period: 
9 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
English Language and Literature, General
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Required Qualifications
Special Requirements: 
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 5, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Mary Villeponteaux
Phone Number: 
(912) 478-5471
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