10017815 Assistant Professor of English - African American Literature

Faculty Application - please complete and email with supporting documents
School/Department: Department of English
Primary Location: Macon
Position: Faculty
Job Type: Full Time
Position Close Date: Until Filled

Job Summary: Middle Georgia State University (MGA), a Unit of the University System of Georgia, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. The available Assistant Professor position will be housed in the Department of English in the School of Arts & Letters and will support delivery of the core curriculum and the BA in English. All positions in the School of Arts & Letters require a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.    

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: This position involves teaching a 4/4 course load, scholarship, student advisement, and service. Travel among our campuses will be required as needed. Teaching responsibilities will include day and/or evening classes, online and/or hybrid courses, and video-conference classes.   


  • Ph.D. in English 
  • Americanist with specialization in African American Literature 
  • Readiness to teach at the collegiate level with commitment to student engagement. 
  • Ability to teach core English classes including African American literature surveys as well as upper-level specialty courses such as the Literature of the Harlem Renaissance. 
  • Evidence of scholarly promise or achievement. 
  • Readiness to engage in academic and community service. 


  • Ability to teach Studies in African and/or Caribbean Literature. 
  • Prior successful teaching experience. 
  • Experience with online and/or hybrid delivery of instruction. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications accepted until position filled. 

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as one PDF attachment to recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “10017815 ENGLISH AA  – SOAL.” Application materials must include: 

  1. An MGA faculty application 
  2. A letter of interest 
  3. A curriculum vitae 
  4. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  5. A statement of teaching philosophy 
  6. Names and contact information of three references 
Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates
Faculty Application - please complete and email with supporting documents

A Unit of the University System of Georgia