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How to Apply

All applications must be submitted electronically to:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample (no more than 25 pages), statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by September 27, 2019.

The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in these documents or in a separate statement, on how their research, teaching, and/or leadership experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

Job Summary

The English Department at the University of Michigan expects to make a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in either U.S. Ethnic Literary Studies or Anglophone Drama to begin September 1, 2020. Areas of special interest are Latinx / Chicanx,  Asian American, and Native American literatures of any period from the colonial era to the present and Anglophone drama of any period. We are particularly interested in applications that demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the academy and a sustained interest in bringing to teaching, mentoring, and scholarly activities critical perspectives on the experiences of historically marginalized groups.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Required Qualifications*

A Ph.D. degree is required prior to appointment.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged. This is a university-year appointment.

Additional Information

Further information about the Department of English Language and Literature can be found at Click on the “Faculty Job Openings” button on the English Department homepage to apply.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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