University of Illinois Springfield — Assistant Professor, Department of English and Modern Languages

Assistant Professor. The Department of English and Modern Languages at the University of Illinois Springfield seeks a literature generalist to teach at all levels of the curriculum, including first-year composition/rhetoric, general education surveys, core classes, upper division seminars in their specialty, and graduate courses beginning August 2018. Requirements include a Ph.D. in English (literature) from an accredited university at the time of appointment. Preferred specialties include: genre studies, digital humanities/media studies, race and ethnicity studies, or British literature. Normal teaching load is 12 credit hours a semester (3-3). Semi-finalists will be interviewed by phone. The application materials should demonstrate teaching, scholarship, and service goals and experiences consistent with the values of a Department of English and Modern Languages engaged with the liberal arts at a public institution serving a diverse student body. We encourage applicants to review our department’s philosophy, curriculum, and programs as they write their materials. This is a full-time on-campus position. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.

APPLICATION: Applications must be submitted online at Applicants should navigate to the Faculty category and Assistant Professor, English/Literature position. To apply, click the “Apply for Position” button below, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload a letter of application addressing the responsibilities of the position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the February 23, 2018, application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Review of applications will begin February 24, 2018, and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is the third campus of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves over 5,100 students in 20 graduate and 23 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a technology-enhanced learning environment. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs, and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty members are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. To learn more, visit the university web page at and the department website at UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Person with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.