The Department of English at the University of Mississippi seeks to hire two or more Instructors of English beginning Fall 2024. These are 9-month, full-time temporary positions with full benefits and the possibility of renewal.

The Department invites applications from candidates with teaching and research expertise in any area of literary studies. The position is expected to teach a 3:3 load, including general education lectures and upper-division courses, and to engage in departmental service suitable to an instructor, such as committee participation and advising support. Qualified candidates may also teach courses in creative writing and/or courses supporting interdisciplinary centers and programs, such as African American studies, gender studies, Southern studies, environmental studies, cinema studies, and society and health. Support for conference travel and research is included with the positions.

The University of Mississippi is a flagship, R1 state university and the Department of English has thriving and top-ranked undergraduate and graduate literature and creative writing programs.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Ph.D. in hand by time of employment. Also required are a record or clear promise of strong teaching and a commitment to teaching a diverse student body.
  • Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Application Procedures

Applications must include a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three or more references. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are an important part of our mission at the University of Mississippi, we ask that applicants include a paragraph in the cover letter reflecting on how those principles figure into their teaching, research, service, and/or community engagement.

More information about department and university commitments to these principles are available here.

Some candidates may be asked at a later date to submit additional materials such as reference letters, research statement, and/or teaching materials.

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.