Assistant Instructional Professor, Transatlantic British and American Literature

Illinois, United States
22 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Chicago: Humanities Division

Chicago, IL

Open Date
Apr 13, 2020

Apr 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of English Language and Literature and the College of the University of Chicago seek an experienced teacher of transatlantic British and American literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries to help build on the strengths of its existing program. We are interested in candidates with a strong record of teaching later nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British and American literature to undergraduates and master’s level students, with a preference for candidates with experience teaching theories of gender and sexuality. We invite applications for a position as an Assistant Instructional Professor of English Language and Literature to begin in academic year 2020-21, with a start date of July 1, 2020.

Responsibilities include both teaching and service duties. Teaching consists of up to seven courses across three quarters. Typically, two courses will be in the College Core. The remaining courses will be developed in consultation with the Chair of the Department of English and with the College and may include courses designed specifically for the Department’s undergraduate curriculum. The selected candidate will also be expected to take on appropriate service duties within the department. Instructional Professors of all ranks are expected to engage in regular professional development.


Applicants are required to have at least 3 years of previous teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level, preferably at a North American institution. A Ph.D. in English Literature or a related field is required.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at An application must include a curriculum vitae and the names of three potential recommenders. Additional documents may be requested following the initial review.