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Assistant Professor of English: American Literature
Position: Louisiana Tech University is seeking a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in American literature. Salary is competitive.
Qualifications: Ph.D. required with a specialization in 19th-20th century American literature with an emphasis in poetry. Secondary interests in colonial literature, American drama, and technical writing are a plus.
Responsibilities: The position duties include teaching both graduate and undergraduate-level American literature and writing courses and serving on graduate committees of M. A. candidates with a concentration in American literature. The course load is 3 sections per quarter with reductions for administrative assignments.
The Program: The English Department offers a concentration and minor in literature
at the undergraduate level and an M.A. in English with an American literature specialization.
For more information on the English Department and its programs and concentrations,
Application: Please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae with names, email address, and telephone numbers of three current references as an email attachment to Dr. Susan Roach (email@example.com). Applications will be reviewed beginning January 20, and continue until the position is filled. Position begins September 1, 2017. Louisiana Tech University, a member of the University of Louisiana System, is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The University: Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University has a tradition of commitment to a quality education for students. Located in north central Louisiana between Monroe and Shreveport, the University is categorized as a Doctoral Four-Year 3, as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Intensive, and as a COC-SACS Level VI institution. For the 6th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Louisiana Tech University in its highest tier of “National Universities” for 2017. Louisiana Tech is also named Louisiana’s best institution by Money’s 2016 Best Colleges report. As a selective admission, comprehensive public university, Louisiana Tech is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and economic development. Louisiana Tech maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success. Louisiana Tech University primarily serves the educational needs of citizens of North Louisiana through strong baccalaureate programs in a broad range of studies in the arts, humanities, liberal arts, and sciences and areas such as agriculture, allied health, architecture, aviation, business, education, engineering, and forestry.
About the Community: Located in northern Louisiana, Ruston is a small university-oriented
city that boasts a number of outdoor recreational facilities and a strong sense of
community. Located four hours from Dallas, Ruston offers the best of small city living
with easy interstate access to metropolitan amenities.
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