Chapman University, CA: Assistant Professor of Rhetoric or Literature

The English Department at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Literature or Rhetoric with a specialization in Medieval Studies OR Twentieth-Century/Twenty-First-Century Studies (with a focus on Latinx Studies, African American/African Diasporic Studies, or Native American Studies). Expertise in one or more of the following is also welcome: critical theory, global/post- colonial approaches, disability studies, composition studies, critical race studies, ecocriticism, translation studies, book history/media theory, gender and sexuality studies, creative writing, or digital humanities. We are especially interested in candidates with interdisciplinary approaches and whose research spans fields or genres.

Chapman University's English Department offers an undergraduate major that integrates literature and rhetoric, and an MA/MFA dual degree program at the graduate level. We particularly welcome candidates whose scholarship and teaching will integrate and/or connect literature/rhetoric and creative/critical work and further the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program.

Qualifications: Requirements include a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, or a related field by August 2018.

Responsibilities: Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service. The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise student theses, and maintain active research and publication agendas.

Contact information: Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Kristen Laakso, Please use “English Faculty Position” as the email subject line. Applications submitted by November 1, 2017 will receive first consideration. Writing samples and dossiers will be requested only after initial review of applications and CVs by the search committee.

Chapman University requires background checks for all new employees.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. More information about Chapman University is available at