Faculty Openings The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


Assistant or Associate Professor - Early American Literature


The Department of English at the University of Houston invites applications for an Assistant or Associate position in Early American literature. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of research, scholarship, and teaching (at both graduate and undergraduate levels) in antebellum literature. We welcome expertise in additional fields such as Environmental Studies, Religious Studies, and Rhetoric.

The Department of English is a large, dynamic department offering the M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American Literature; the M.F.A and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing; a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy; and graduate certificates in Empire Studies and in Translation Studies. In addition to the Department's strengths, the University of Houston's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers programs in  African American Studies, Mexican American Studies, and American Cultures, and it houses the Center for the Americas.

The University of Houston is the premier tier-one public doctoral institution in the nation's fourth largest city, and has one of the most diverse student bodies among research-one universities.

Application Procedures:

Please submit through Interfolio a letter of application, a dissertation abstract, a current curriculum vitae, one writing sample of scholarly work (no more than 20 pp), and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

Professor Wyman H. Herendeen
Chair, Department of English
University of Houston
Houston, Texas  77204-3013

Hard copy of applications may also be sent directly to the above address.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.