Assistant Professor of American Ethnic Literatures and Cultures

Digital scholars who work on race and ethnicity in American lit & culture, please consider applying for this position:


The Department of English at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, invites applications to a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of American Ethnic Literatures and Cultures. We seek outstanding applicants who specialize in any one subfield or with expertise across the subfields of American Ethnic Literatures and Cultures and who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research and teaching. The department is particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated interest in bringing to their research and undergraduate teaching the critical perspective that comes from the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. Standard teaching load is 2-2.

Requirements: Ph.D. in hand as of June 2019 and evidence of effective writing and teaching. Starting date: July 1, 2019. The application deadline is October 15, 2018. Materials to be submitted include cover letter, c.v., dissertation abstract or abstract of current research project, and writing sample (max. 25 pages). Three letters of recommendation are required. Initial interviews will be conducted by skype in December.

All applications must be submitted through RICEWorks. Applicants will be asked to input the necessary information on your evaluators who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email they will be instructed on the process for submitting their letters. To use a dossier service for submission of letters of recommendation, please check with that company for details on how to generate a document email address. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position.

Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic museum district and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of c. 3900 undergraduates and c. 2900 graduate students. Rice ranks no. 14 among national universities and third in undergraduate teaching (2018 US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities. Its hallmarks include a very high level of research activity and intellectual innovation, a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, and a commitment to diversity at all levels. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Rice considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.


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