Assistant Professor in English, Literature and the Environment

Assistant Professor in English, Literature and the Environment

Clemson, SC


Clemson University’s English Department seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in Literature and the Environment. Applicants may work in any historical period within a broad understanding of literatures in English. Preferred secondary areas of interest include environmental justice, global environmentalism, postcolonial ecology and praxis, indigenous epistemologies, and public advocacy and policy.

Duties will include maintaining an active research and writing profile, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, serving on departmental and university-level committees, and contributing to the intellectual life of the English Department and the broader university.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in English or a related field at time of appointment, which will be August 15, 2024. Typical teaching load for tenure-track faculty in English with an active research agenda is two courses per semester. 

Clemson is an R-1 land grant institution located in upstate South Carolina—a global university with a mission to serve the diverse communities of our state. The recently updated university strategic plan offers a three-tiered strategy to enhance student experience, increase faculty research, and expand the positive impact of the university within communities across South Carolina. Consequently, the search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates with an interest in student engagement and community outreach, especially to traditionally underserved communities across the state.

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