Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in American Literature with an Open or Generalist specialization advertised during the 2022-2023 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2023.

Next year: American Open 2023-2024

Last year's page: American Open 2021-2022

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Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2022-2023

See also American Studies 2022-2023

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Jobs for 2023[]

  1. Charleston Southern University (Charleston, SC, USA). TT Assistant Professor of English (Generalist). Open until filled.
  2. Duke University (Durham, NC) : TT Assistant Professor in Native American and Indigenous Studies, Due February 1, 2023.
  3. Franklin College (Franklin, Indiana, USA). TT Assistant Professor of English (American literature generalist). Part of a diversity cluster hire at the college.
  4. University of Montevallo (Montevallo, Alabama) FT/TT Assistant Professor of African American Literature. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  5. The Department of English and Creative Writing at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, is seeking a full-time, academic year, non-renewable, Assistant Professor of English to begin in August of 2023. The successful candidate will be able to teach in a wide variety of contemporary subjects that may include one or more of the following: US minority lit such as African American, Asian American, Latinx, etc. studies; feminist/queer/trans/posthuman studies; disability studies; science studies/medical humanities; video game and new media studies; post-colonial studies; eco-criticism and environmental studies. Broadly trained candidates with expertise in diverse domestic literatures are strongly encouraged to apply. ABD or PhD.

Word on the Street[]

* Any updates on Franklin College?

  • Has anyone heard from Texas A & M International about their position in American Literature? (1/13/23)
    • Post-interview rejection received (February). Would have been nice had better instructions been sent about using WebEx for the interview.
    • Thanks for the update. Oddly enough, I didn't get an initial interview, but I also haven't gotten a rejection letter. You'd think those would've gone out to people like me first. Oh well.
  • Has anyone heard from Emory and Henry College about the poetry/Americanist position? (1/22/23)
  • Has anyone heard from Appalachian State University for the Native American literature position? (1/22/23)
  • Has anyone heard from NYU's Assistant Professor position in Indigenous Literatures? (12/3)
  • Has anyone heard from University of Washington's American Indian and Indigenous Literary Studies Assistant Professor position? (12/3)
  • Has anyone heard from Yale's Assistant Professor position in the Department of English Language and Literature, specializing in Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity? (12/3)
  • Has anyone heard from Illinois Wesleyan University's Assistant Professor of American Literatures? (12/3)
  • Has anyone heard from Dartmouth's Assistant Professor of Native American Literature and Indigenous Studies? (12/3)
  • Has anyone heard from Northern Arizona University's Assistant Professor position in Comparative Cultural Studies with a specialization in Native American Cultures? (12/3)
  • Has anyone heard from Georgetown's Assistant Professor position in Transnational/Global Feminist, Queer, and Trans Studies & Approaches to Literatures, Media, and Cultures? (12/3)
  • Has anyone heard from Fort Lewis College's Assistant Professor position in Native American and/or First Nations Literature? (12/3)
  • Has anyone heard from University of Texas at Austin Assistant Professor of Literature and Theory after 1650? (12/29) +1
    • Nothing yet - also not listed anywhere on the Wiki +1 (1/10)