Skip navigation

Assistant Professor of Fantasy/Science Fiction Literature

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2020. Candidates must have teaching and research interests in Fantasy literature and/or Science Fiction, preferably the former. Special consideration will be given to candidates who also have research interests in nineteenth-century British literature. Candidates with other secondary fields (Medieval literature, Renaissance literature) will also be considered.

The hired candidate will teach primarily on the Boca Raton campus, with the possibility of a minor assignment on the Davie campus. We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching, and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule. There will be the opportunity to teach and mentor students in the Department’s MA and MFA programs, as well as in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters’ interdisciplinary Ph. D. program, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies’ MA and undergraduate program, and other interdisciplinary programs within the College.

Requirements include a Ph. D. in English or Comparative Literature, or related field, at time of appointment, publication record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college level. Applications, including a cover letter, vita, and copies of graduate transcripts must be uploaded to The job requisition number is 07356. Applications have a deadline of November 1, 2019. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position.

FAU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. For communication assistance, call 7-1-1. FAU is a designated Hispanic-serving institution.