Indiana University Northwest

Assistant Professor of English

The Assistant Professor position in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Northwest is a full-time, tenure-track, 10-month position with summer assignments and associated stipend in accordance with programmatic need. The Assistant Professor of English will be an experienced teacher of first-year writing and ethnic literature (especially Latinx and African-American literature) who is committed to the success of a diverse body of students and will have an active record of scholarship. This position requires participation in a wide range of activities tied to our departmental writing program and the university’s Writing Center.

Core responsibilities include teaching three courses each semester at the undergraduate and graduate level in face-to-face and online modalities in the Department of English. The Assistant Professor will engage in active research and publication, and provide service to the department, campus, discipline, and the community.

One of eight regional campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. The campus has a diverse population of approximately 4,000 students and offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as postgraduate certificate programs, in a variety of disciplines in arts and sciences, business and economics, education, nursing and health professions, public and environmental health, and social work. It is home to the region’s only medical school and local and nationally top-ranked programs in actuarial science, business, and health information management, among others. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research, and community engagement. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity, and engagement.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned PhD in English or Ethnic studies (with a literature emphasis) by August 1, 2020;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and/or creative activity;
  • Demonstrated experience teaching first-year composition and ethnic literature courses at the university level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one published or forthcoming article or book chapter;
  • Experience with online college-level teaching;
  • Experience teaching E.S.L. students;
  • Experience teaching a diverse student body and first-generation college students;
  • Membership and engagement in academic and professional associations related to the discipline

To apply, please upload: 1) Curriculum vitae; 2) Letter of application; 3) Sample syllabus; 4) Writing sample (15–20 pp.); 5) Statement of research and teaching philosophy; 6) List of a minimum of three references with contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers, at

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Professor Bill Allegrezza, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408,

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by March 30, 2020.

Contact Information

Bill Allegrezza, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee
3400 Broadway
Contact Phone: 
(219) 980-6847
Contact e-mail: