Position Announcement

The English Department at Rhodes College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English (Tenure Track). We seek a scholar of non-Shakespearean early modern literature, with a particular focus on global and transnational approaches to the era. We would welcome additional interest in digital humanities, film studies, gender and sexuality studies, or race and ethnic studies. The 3/2 course load includes introductory through advanced offerings within the department, as well as first-year writing seminars and other general education courses.


Qualifications: Ph.D. (in English or Comparative Literature) in hand or expected by August 1, 2017. Successful candidates must demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, as well as a strong record of and potential for continued scholarly publication.


Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, writing sample (20–30 pages), two syllabuses, and three letters of recommendation. Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, creative activity/scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate’s recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and the search committee requests them. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus.


Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities.


For further information, please contact Scott Newstok, Search Committee Chair at newstoks@rhodes.edu.