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Please apply via our posting on Interfolio: and upload files of your application letter; CV; a statement of current and future research/creative plans; samples of published creative work; a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; and evidence of teaching excellence. Please include three confidential letters of reference.

To ensure full consideration for a possible interview at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention in January 2018, all application materials must be received by November 17, 2017. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

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Job Summary

The English Discipline at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track in 20-21st Century Ethnic and/or Immigrant literature (excluding African American literature) and Creative Writing, beginning September 1, 2018. Applications from those who teach Arab-American or Latinx literature are particularly welcome. 

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. and/or M.F.A. in hand by August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include courses in Creative Writing and Advanced Exposition, 20th-21st Century literature, introductory literature courses, and/or upper level courses in Ethnic and/or Immigrant literature. The candidate would develop new courses in Ethnic and/or Immigrant literature for the discipline and help to develop and contribute to a new Creative Writing minor. The teaching load is 3-3. Evidence of scholarly promise, a record of published creative work, and excellence in teaching required. 

Mission Statement

The Department of Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts at the University of Michigan-Dearborn offers courses and programs in English and American literature, philosophy, art history, applied art, music, and music history. These courses and programs examine the legacy of the human experience and stress the traditions of free intellectual inquiry, critical thinking and ethical behavior. The department seeks to develop students' ability to engage in analysis and evaluation of texts and artifacts and to articulate their opinions effectively in oral and written form. Students receive personal supervision from senior faculty who are recognized experts in their fields. For more information about the Department, please visit Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts (LPA)

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. 

University of Michigan-Dearborn shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.