Job Advert: Associate Professor of English, West Virginia University

The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor of English specializing in 19th-century British literature. The successful candidate will also serve as the next editor of Victorian Poetry. The position start date is August 11, 2023. This is a 9-month, full-time position with full benefits.

We seek an outstanding candidate who will contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching mission and support course offerings in British literature. The successful applicant will teach a broad range of undergraduate courses and develop graduate courses and seminars in their field. Candidates with additional teaching and research emphases in poetry and poetics; colonial and empire studies; studies of race, gender and sexuality; and/or environmental humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. Published quarterly by WVU Press since 1962, Victorian Poetry features articles from a broad range of theoretical and critical perspectives about a wide compass of poets in nineteenth-century Britain and the Commonwealth. The new editor for Victorian Poetry will ensure that the journal continues to contribute to the expanding and diversifying field of 19th century British studies. The teaching load is 2 courses or course equivalents per semester.

The initial application deadline in November 1, 2022. For more information please see:

Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Lisa Weihman (