Assistant Professor of English and Humanities


Position Title

Assistant Professor of English and Humanities


Literature, Language, and Culture (School of Humanities)

Position Reports to (Position Title)

Dean of Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Effective Date

August 2024


Full Time/Exempt

Job Summary

The Department of Literature, Language, and Culture at Jacksonville University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in English/Humanities with a specialization in modern multiethnic or non-Western literatures and cultures. The ideal candidate will demonstrate training and/or experience in interdisciplinary humanities and/or digital humanities. We especially invite applicants who work in one of the following areas: non- Western literatures and cultures, BIPOC literatures and cultures, or global and post-colonial literatures and cultures. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate experience and interest in teaching first-year composition. The teaching load for this position is eight courses per year on a nine-month contract. The successful candidate will teach core courses and electives at all levels and demonstrate an interest in generalist teaching approaches.

Jacksonville University has a focus on the liberal arts as well as pre-professional programs, and the ideal candidate will value undergraduate education and experiential learning. Jacksonville University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and we are seeking a candidate who can support that mission through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Jacksonville University supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Jacksonville University is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be evaluated for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected characteristics under applicable Florida and Federal laws.

Jacksonville University is a comprehensive, liberal arts university located in Jacksonville, FL a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Jacksonville International Airport provides easy access to US and international destinations. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit our website at

Supervisory Responsibilities



  • Ability to teach a broad range of lower-level and upper-level courses.
  • Ability to incorporate technology into classroom teaching.
  • Ability to work with diverse students and small class sizes.
  • Must participate in college and university service.
  • Conduct research English and/or interdisciplinary humanities.

Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience

  • PhD in English or a related field by the beginning of the appointment
  • The successful candidate must hold a PhD in English or a related field by the beginning of the appointment (August, 2024). This position is contingent upon funding.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Applicants are asked to submit a JU Application cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation to Candidates may also choose to submit a teaching portfolio with sample syllabuses and student and/or peer evaluations. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.