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Assistant Professor of English

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Position Title Assistant Professor of English

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Department Department of English

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of English at Rice University in Houston, Texas invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in either Asian-American literature and culture or U.S. Latina/o/x literature and culture. We welcome applicants working in all sub-fields, periods, and critical approaches, particularly those addressing issues related to race and ethnicity through a multidisciplinary lens. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service.

Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area(s) of specialization. The department’s course load is 2:2. Interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association annual meeting in New York City, January 4-7, 2018.

Applications including a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) dissertation or book abstract, (4) writing sample (max. 25 pages), (5) statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation are due by November 1, 2017. Application letters should be addressed to José Aranda, Search Committee Chair. Please direct questions to Linda Evans, Department Administrator, at

Applications must be submitted online.You will be asked to input the necessary information on your evaluators who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email they will be instructed on the process for submitting their letters. To use a dossier service for submission of letters of recommendation, please check with that company for details on how to generate a document email address. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Rice University has been designated one of the top universities in the world. Its small size (c. 3,900 undergraduates; c. 2,500 graduate students) encourages a great deal of personal interaction between students and professors (our student-faculty ratio is 6:1, and our mean undergraduate class size is 14). We have students from all 50 states and from more than 80 countries.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Specify Concentration / Degree Type

PhD in hand preferred by appointment start date on July 1, 2018. (If PhD is not in hand, it must be completed within one year after employment commences.)

Education Preferred
Other Required Qualifications
Other Qualifications Preferred
Physical Demands

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number F18013
Open Date 09/13/2017
Close Date 11/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Best Consideration Date
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position Status Full-Time: 9 months
Benefits Eligible Yes
Special Instructions

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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