Assistant Professor - English - American Ethnic/Multicultural Literature

Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau, MO (30+ days ago)4.3


Assistant Professor –

Tenure Track
Contemporary American Ethnic/Multicultural Literature
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts


Primary Responsibilities:
  • Teach the equivalent of 12 hours per semester in undergraduate and graduate English courses that may include literature surveys, American Cross-Cultural and Multicultural Literature, Ethnic Writers, American Literature and Culture, and Composition.
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Maintain active scholarly work in the field
  • Serve on university, college, and department level committees

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or ABD (Ph.D. by August 2018) in English or closely related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university).
  • Secondary area of specialization open, which may include:American drama, postcolonial studies, women's, gender and/or LGBTQ studies
  • Experience teaching at the college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor or above
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work, i.e. research and/or publications
  • Demonstrated strong English communication skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful online teaching and/or online course development
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to incorporate technology into the face-to-face classroom and to teach blended, ITV and online courses
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.

Required Information & Deadline:

Application Deadline: This position is available August 1, 2018 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by February 2, 2018.

Required Information:
To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:
  • Letter of interest addressing all position required qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Name and contact information of three current professional references
  • Writing sample of 10-15 pages focusing on literary and critical research

Additional Information:

Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of English and TESOL program can be found at http://www.semo.edu/english/ and http://www.semo.edu/TESOL/

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 12,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters, and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.