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Beloit College (WI) - TT Asst. Professor - 20th- or 21st-century Ethnic American LiteratureEdit

The Beloit College Department of English invites applicants for two tenure-track positions to begin August 2018:

Primary expertise in 20th- or 21st-century ethnic American Literature.
Primary expertise in medieval and early modern non-dramatic British Literature.

Desirable secondary areas for these positions are film studies or digital humanities. Both positions require strong background in and commitment to teach expository writing, preferably with emphasis in multimedia composition/rhetoric or ESL. Possible supporting areas of interest are environmental literature, disability studies, medicine and literature, and cognitive science and literary studies. Applicants should clearly identify primary, secondary, and supporting areas of expertise in their letter. Both hires would teach a 5-course load annually, offering a range of courses in the English Department, as well as courses that contribute to the Media Studies Program and the Writing Program. The successful candidates will contribute to all-college programs such as first-year seminars and serve in leadership roles in campus governance.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by August, 2018

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and plans, graduate transcripts, a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, and three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 15th, 2017. Interviews will be held at MLA. Inquiries may be addressed to Francesca Abbate, search chair, at engfacsearch@beloit.edu.

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MLA JIL 10/6/17

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Bucknell University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Modernist LiteratureEdit

Bucknell University’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in the Fall semester of 2018.

We seek a women’s/gender/sexuality studies teacher-scholar with expertise in modernist literature. In addition to courses related to their particular area(s) of expertise, the successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to teach Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and upper-level courses in areas such as history of sexuality, women’s literary history, modernism, and/or feminist theory, as well as courses that contribute to Bucknell’s general education curriculum.

Evidence of teaching excellence is required. The successful candidate must have an active program of scholarship and a track record of active support for diversity and inclusive, innovative pedagogy. A Ph.D. degree is required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications must be submitted online via Bucknell's career site. Applicants should submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, C.V., a course syllabus for Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and a course syllabus for one additional course, teaching evaluations or other evidence of successful teaching as available, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should discuss their relevant experience in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness in the letter of application.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on September 28, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed via email to Prof. Coralynn Davis at cvdavis@bucknell.edu.

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  • FYI: This job looks like an internal hire.
  • Yup, this is def an internal hire. There's a VAP who fits this description to a T and the deadline is way too soon.

Chapman University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor in Literature or Rhetoric - Medieval Studies OR 20-21 c. StudiesEdit

The English Department, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Literature or Rhetoric, beginning August 2018.

Chapman University's English Department offers an undergraduate major that integrates literature and rhetoric, and an MA/MFA dual degree program at the graduate level. We particularly welcome candidates whose scholarship and teaching will integrate and/or connect literature/rhetoric and creative/critical work and further the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. More information about Chapman University is available at http://www.chapman.edu.

Qualifications: Requirements include a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, Rhetoric or a related field by August 2018.

We are seek candidates with a specialization in Medieval Studies OR Twentieth-Century/Twenty-First-Century Studies (with a focus on Latinx Studies, African American/African Diasporic Studies, or Native American Studies).

Expertise in one or more of the following is also welcome: critical theory, global/post- colonial approaches, disability studies, composition studies, critical race studies, ecocriticism, translation studies, book history/media theory, gender and sexuality studies, creative writing, or digital humanities.

We are especially interested in candidates with interdisciplinary approaches and whose research spans fields or genres.

Responsibilities: Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service. The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise student theses, and maintain active research and publication agendas.

Contact Information: Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest, faculty application and curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Joanna Levin, Search Chair at laakso@chapman.edu

Please use “English Faculty Position” as the email subject line. Applications submitted by November 1, 2017 will receive first consideration. Writing samples and dossiers will be requested only after initial review of applications and CVs by the search committee.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program.

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Claremont McKenna College (CA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of 20th-Century American Literature (pref. African-American)Edit

Posting ID: 16027

Category: Tenure-track

Department: Literature

Department URL: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/lit/

Description: The Department of Literature of Claremont McKenna College seeks to fill a position for an assistant or associate professor in 20th-Century American Literature, preferably with a specialization in African-American Literature, to begin Fall 2018. The teaching requirement is four semester courses per year, three literature courses and one first-year writing seminar. Ph.D. should be in hand or expected before the start of AY 2018-19. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will not only show promise and distinction as a scholar, but also excel in teaching and mentoring the talented and diverse student body of Claremont McKenna and the other Claremont Colleges.

Please submit electronic copies of (i) a letter of application, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) dossier of recommendations, (iv) student evaluations, and (v) writing sample (no more than twenty-five pages) by November 1, 2017.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. CMC is a member of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Pomona, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, the Claremont Graduate University, and the Keck Graduate Institute for Applied Science. Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of 6,000 students. Claremont is situated 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact: Claremont University Consortium. Online App. Form: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/faculty_opening_detail.php?PostingID=16027

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Durham University (UK) - Assistant Professor in Cognitive Literary Studies (incl. Modern Lit. and Medical Humanities)Edit

Proud to offer excellent standards of teaching supported by interdisciplinary research projects, the Department of English is also the founder of an internationally important research project, ‘Hearing the Voice’, and this new role has been created in order to ensure its continuing success. This project examines how hearing voices can impact on those with severe mental illness including schizophrenia and psychosis, and also in everyday situations. You will therefore contribute to collaborative research, working with a broad spectrum of stakeholders ranging from voice-hearers to cognitive neuroscience academics. Working on the development of a new, research-led MA in medical humanities, you will also teach undergraduate and Masters level studies relating to modern and contemporary literature, literary theory, and medical humanities.

You’ll need: A good first degree with a PhD in English or a related subject. Excellence in the field of English Literacy Studies. An interest in research relating to the modern period and the broader field of medical humanities, with a methodological focus on cognitive literary studies. World class research outputs, with the potential to secure funding and a clear research plan that supports the departmental strategy. The ability to recruit and supervise PhD students, lead research groups and mentor those in the early stages of their research careers. Excellent teaching skills, with the creativity to tailor and deliver interesting seminars and lectures with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA. Solid leadership capabilities with good communication skills. Candidates who would like to apply for the position as a grade 7 post aren’t expected to fulfil all the above criteria, but you are encouraged to apply for this role if you feel you have the potential to achieve these standards.

Location: Durham

Salary: £32,044 to £46,924

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Placed on: 14th September 2017

Closes: 23rd November 2017

Job Ref: ENGL18-1

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New Mexico State University (NM) - TT Assistant Professor in 20th- and 21st-century American Fiction and FilmEdit

The Department of English at New Mexico State University seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in 20th- and 21st-century American Fiction and Film. Successful applicant will maintain an active and productive research agenda; will teach undergraduate and graduate courses (typical load is 3-3), including the second-year survey of American literature, Perspectives on Film, Film Theory, and advanced classes in both 20th- and 21st-century American fiction and film; and will serve on MA thesis committees. We are especially interested in applicants who engender a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms to enliven and make more inclusive the work of the department.

The Department of English offers the B.A. in English (with emphases in Creative Writing, Literature, and Rhetoric); the M.A. in English (with emphases in Creative Writing, Literature, Rhetoric and Professional Communication, and Teaching English Studies); the MFA in Creative Writing, and the PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication. All tenure-track faculty contribute to the undergraduate general education program through courses in literature and writing.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, film, cultural studies, or related field; demonstrable commitment to both teaching and scholarship; all requirements for PhD complete by date of hire in August 2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit letter of application with CV, dissertation or book abstract (listed in the online system as “other document”), 20- to 25-page writing sample, and statement of teaching philosophy to http://jobs.nmsu.edu (position 198209). Please also submit the names of three referees; once your own materials are all submitted, your referees will be contacted and asked to upload their letters. Deadline for application is Nov. 13, 2017. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype. Correspondence may be addressed to Joyce Garay, Chair of Personnel, Department of English, New Mexico State University.

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New York University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Contemporary Multi-ethnic American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at New York University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Contemporary Multi-ethnic American Literature effective September 1st, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

We are particularly interested in candidates who work on Asian American, African American, Latina/Latino, and/or indigenous authors in comparative and/or transnational contexts. Work on women of color feminist methodologies or that crosses interdisciplinary boundaries, such as urban studies or visual studies, is desirable.

The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2018. The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who will bring to their research and teaching the diverse perspectives that come from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an understanding of the experience of those under-represented in higher education. Candidates may include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to the building of a broadly diverse educational environment at NYU. Those wishing to be considered should submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of up to 9,000 words. Materials are to be uploaded via the “Employment” link on the NYU Department of English web site: http://english.as.nyu.edu. All applications will be acknowledged, and the committee will begin reviewing applications on September 18, 2017. The deadline for applications is October 2, 2017.

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Queens College, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Twentieth/Twenty-First Century DramaEdit

The Department of English at Queens College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Twentieth/Twenty-First Century Drama. PhD in English or a related field. Also required are a record or clear promise of publication, a record of strong teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to departmental and institutional service.

All candidates with publication and teaching expertise in twentieth/twenty-first century drama will be considered. Preferred secondary interest in playwriting: scholars with an MFA in playwriting or professional playwriting experience, publications in that area, and the ability to teach in an MFA program. Completed PhD in hand by time of employment.

Queens College is an urban school with a faculty and student body that reflects the diversity of New York City. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

CUNY requires that applicants apply online. Upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, CV, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references at http://www.cuny.edu: click "Employment," then "Search job listings,” then “More options to search for CUNY jobs," then search by Job Opening ID Number (17395), click on "Apply Now" and follow the instructions.

It is essential that candidates submit the requested items to CUNYFirst for a valid application.

In addition, applicants must also submit a full dossier including cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to Glenn Burger, Chair: by email to englishadmin@qc.cuny.edu. Include “Asst. Prof. Drama Position” in the subject line.

CLOSING DATE: November 20, 2017.

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Tel Aviv University (ISR) - TT Open Rank Position in 20th-Century and Contemporary American Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University invites applications for a tenure-track, open-rank position in 20th-century and contemporary American literature and culture to commence on October 2018. We seek candidates with proven excellence in research, and a strong commitment to teaching and university service. Applicants with a specialization in ethnic American cultures and/or Jewish American literature are particularly encouraged to apply. While teaching and research are conducted in English, some working knowledge of Hebrew is required to integrate successfully into the University. Candidates must hold a Ph.D by the time they fill the position.

Salary and conditions will conform to Israeli University regulations. Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Tel Aviv University and are subject to the approval of the University authorities.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, which includes a recap of past research achievements and future goals, CV, sample publications, and course suggestions (or syllabi if previously taught) to

Dr. Noam Reisner, Department Chair at reisnern@post.tau.ac.il , or by post to Dr. Noam Reisner, Department of English and American Studies, Tel Aviv University, 30 Chaim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel.

In addition, candidates are asked to obtain three letters of recommendation from scholars which are to be sent directly on behalf of the candidate to the above email or postal address.

The deadline for applications is December 11th, 2017.

The position is open to all candidates. The appointment will be based on candidate qualifications and the Department needs. The Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of the Humanities or Tel-Aviv University are not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.

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University of Central Florida (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - American Poetry of the 20th / 21st CenturiesEdit

Position: 33336

Job Description: The University of Central Florida (UCF) is hiring a nine-month, tenure-earning assistant professor of American poetry of the twentieth/twenty-first centuries with an ability to teach a broad range of courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a productive research agenda and a strong commitment to teaching both face-to-face and online classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The anticipated start date is August 2018 and will entail a 3/2 teaching load.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English or a relevant field from an accredited institution by time of appointment; interest in multiple genres of the period; and successful teaching experience at the university level.

Preferences: Strong record of publication; ability to teach broad literature surveys (particularly American Literature II), introduction to critical theory, and focused electives; research and teaching interests in one or more of the following: multicultural poetics, transnational or transatlantic studies, literature of the environment, interdisciplinary methodologies, and digital humanities.

Additional Application Materials Required: UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, http://www.jobswithucf.com. To apply for this position, applicants must submit the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (max. 25 pages).

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents.

Semifinalists will be asked to send three confidential professional letters of reference, and the selected candidate will need to submit official transcripts.

All application material must be received by November 16, 2017 to be fully considered. Review of applications will begin as they are received.

For more information, see http://english.cah.ucf.edu, or contact Dr. Tison Pugh, Search Committee Chair, at Tison.Pugh@ucf.edu.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://eeo.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request

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University of Cincinnati (OH) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - English and Theatre (Modern / Contemporary)Edit

The Department of English and Comparative Literature is seeking a candidate prepared to teach undergraduates in both English and Theatre and graduate students working on both scholarly and creative projects. The position provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary work across the College of Arts and Sciences and the College-Conservatory of Music, particularly on programming funded by the Helen Weinberger Center for the Study of Drama and Playwriting.

We are interested in all areas of modern and contemporary drama/performance scholarship, with a preference for those working in one or more of the following areas: African American, Asian American, and/or Latinx drama and performance; queer theory; and digital humanities. Experience with playwriting, performance and/or production would also be a plus. Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching required. The normal teaching load is 2 courses per semester.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : PhD must be completed before the August 15, 2018 starting date.

APPLICATION PROCESS : Create an Applicant Profile at http://jobs.uc.edu and upload your CV/Resume to the profile. Apply to Requisition # 23043 and under the 'Additional Documents' section of the application upload your cover letter and a one page diversity and inclusion statement summarizing your contributions or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion as they relate to teaching, research, and/or mentoring by Nov. 15, 2017. Address your cover letter to Leah Stewart, Head, Dept. of English, University of Cincinnati, ML 0069, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0069. Reference letters, writing samples and a statement of teaching philosophy will be requested from finalists.

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD) - Assistant Professor of MELUS and Assistant Professor of Modern & Contemporary American Literature (2 Positions)Edit

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for two positions at the rank of Assistant Professor for the English Department’s Literature track with a start date of August 2018:

Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (MELUS) and
Modern & Contemporary American Literature

The English Department offers undergraduate tracks in both Literature and Communication & Technology (CT) as well as a Master’s program in Texts, Technologies and Literature. We encourage applications from candidates whose research and teaching expertise engage with issues of diversity. The successful candidate will contribute to a vibrant interdisciplinary department with a strong commitment to research and pedagogy on topics such as disability, race, class, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. Additionally, we seek applicants who can teach a variety of forms, genres, and periods, and who can demonstrate versatility and creativity in how they approach teaching core courses for the major. The teaching load is 2/3, and every junior faculty member is entitled to two course releases in support of research, usually following contract renewal.

In a 2015 ranking of “Most Innovative Schools” by U.S. News and World Report, UMBC is #4 in the nation, joining MIT and Stanford in the top five. As a dynamic public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the campus of UMBC, with almost 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, reflects the wealth of ethnic and cultural diversity in the region. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Applicants for both positions should have a Ph.D in English or related field. Successful candidates should have promising publishing agendas, experience in the classroom, and Ph.D.s in hand by August 2018.

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae with list of relevant coursework, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/45877. In addition, applicants must include a separate statement discussing their commitment to or experience in fostering inclusive excellence. For best consideration, apply by November 3, 2017. Initial interviews will be conducted using Skype. For questions concerning these positions, contact Orianne Smith, Chair, at osmith@umbc.edu.

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University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - 20-21 c. Poetry, Drama and/or PerformanceEdit

The English Department at the University of Michigan expects to make a tenure-track, assistant professor appointment in the field of 20th- to 21st-century poetry, drama, and/or performance to begin in September, 2018. We take an expansive view of these fields and welcome work that stretches or crosses boundaries of history, genre, method, discipline, region, and canonicity. This is a university-year appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a writing sample, and three letters of reference by September 28th. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.

Further information about the Department of English Language and Literature can be found on our website at http://lsa.umich.edu/english. Click on the “Faculty Job Openings” button on the home page to apply.

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - 20-21 c. American Lit. with sub-spec. in Native American Lit.Edit

The Department of English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position with specialization in 20th/21st-century American Literature and sub-specialty in Native American Literature to begin August 2018. In addition to sophomore-level surveys and upper-level courses in area of specialty, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in the first-year composition program.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in English at time of appointment, along with evidence of successful teaching, a record of scholarship in American/Native American literature, and a commitment to university service.

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applicants must apply online via the UNC Pembroke Online Employment System at https://jobs.uncp.edu. Please attach cover letter, CV, and syllabus for an upper-level course in specialty area.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received no later than November 15, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; incomplete applications will not be considered.

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University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Comics StudiesEdit

The Department of English at the University of Oregon invites scholars of Comics Studies to apply for the position of assistant professor to begin in Fall 2018.

We conceive Comics Studies as an interdisciplinary field addressing a historical range of forms, including the long tradition of graphic satire and caricature, editorial and panel cartoons, newspaper strips, comic books, graphic novels, and digital comics. We are especially interested in comics scholars whose work intersects with one or more of the following existing areas of strength within our department: Disability Studies; Environmental Literary Studies, Ecocriticism, and Environmental Justice; Gender/Queer/Trans Theory; Ethnic Anglo-American Literary Studies; and Digital Humanities. We particularly welcome applications from scholars from populations historically underrepresented in the academy and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Competitive applicants will demonstrate potential for outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels; candidates' cover letters should also describe ways in which they can contribute to or further foster the experiences of inclusivity, institutional equity, and diversity.

We are an intellectually and culturally diverse department with established commitments to the fields of British, American, and Anglophone literature and media, Environmental Humanities, Queer/Trans and Gender studies, Rhetoric, Disability Studies, Comics Studies, and Folklore and Public Culture. Our department also plays a key role in a robust major in Cinema Studies, and in two new interdisciplinary graduate certificates: New Media and Culture; and Politics, Identity and Culture.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in English or a related field in hand by time of appointment. Salary is competitive.

The University of Oregon is one of only two members of the Association of American Universities in the Pacific Northwest and holds a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a city of 157,000 with a range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at www.academicjobsonline.org by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and contact information for three referees by November 15, 2017. Please do not have letters of recommendation sent to Academic Jobs Online; we will request letters of recommendation at a later date. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact engl@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. Application materials received after November 15, 2017 will not be considered.

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Oregon/English/9859

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University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Contemporary Poetry and PoeticsEdit

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in the field of contemporary poetry and poetics. We are particularly interested in candidates who are practicing poets, whose writing connects contemporary poetics to earlier periods of poetic invention, and whose work aligns well with resources in poetry/poetics at Penn (such as PennSound, Jacket2, and Kelly Writers House), reaching out to poetry communities beyond the University. We welcome applications from candidates with an established reputation as a poet and an emerging record as a scholar. PhD expected at time of appointment. The normal teaching load in our department is two courses per semester. Applicants should submit materials online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1244 and include a letter of application, CV, the names of three references, and a writing sample (max. 7500 words). Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions for submitting their letters to the website. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of English is strongly committed to Penna€™s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Massey University (NZ) - Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in English - 20th c. Literature - 3 yr. Fixed-TermEdit

Massey University's School of English and Media Studies is established on three campuses in Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington. It has a strong record in teaching excellence and pastoral care in an interactive learning environment. Courses are taught in internal and distance learning modes (including online delivery), at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School currently offers programmes in English, Media Studies, Creative Writing, Expressive Arts, Public and Professional Writing, and Theatre Studies. Applications are invited for an 3 year fixed-term, full-time position as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in English (US equivalent Assistant/Associate Professor) within the School of English and Media Studies at Massey University (New Zealand). We are looking for a candidate with research and teaching strengths in twentieth century literature.

All applications will be carefully considered, but we particularly encourage applicants with additional specialisations in one or more of the following areas: contemporary literature, genre fiction, postcolonial literature, transnational literature, environmental literature, and digital humanities.

As the successful appointee you will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the School's core courses in English literary studies ("Introduction to English Studies" and/or "Literary Landmarks: Words that Changed the World"), and contribute to the ongoing development of the undergraduate and postgraduate English programmes. The Massey English BA English major consists of three literary strands - nation and period, genre and theme, and New Zealand and Pacific - and a fourth strand of creative and applied writing courses cross-listed from related programmes. Candidates are also encouraged to look at the School's full range of programmes and consider possible areas of synergy and cross-disciplinary co-operation in their teaching.

The position is based at Massey University's Manawatu campus in Palmerston North. The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience. It is anticipated that the selected candidate will take up the appointment in January 2018. The appointee will have a completed PhD at the time of application. Academic publications and other evidence of ongoing research, as well as experience of teaching English at University level are expected. An ability to teach English at postgraduate level and to supervise research up to and including PhD level is required. Enquiries should be directed to Associate Professor Jenny Lawn (j.m.lawn@massey.ac.nz or +64-92136337), School of English and Media Studies, Massey University.

Applications close on Tuesday, 15 August 2017, and should be submitted via the Massey Careers website http://www.massey.ac.nz/joinus/. Applications should include a full CV and names and addresses of three referees.

Closing date: 15 August 2017. Reference number: A203-17CA

For further information and to apply online, visit: http://massey-careers.massey.ac.nz/

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University of Nevada Reno (NV) - Continuing Lecturer - English (Generalists, incl. 20th c. Lit.) - 2 PositionsEdit

The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), invites applicants for two (2) continuing lecturer positions to begin July 1, 2018. We are seeking generalists with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching to teach lower-division required courses in the literature and writing tracks of the English major and courses in the Core Curriculum. These may include courses in 20th century British and American Literature, 20th century Ethnic American Literature, professional writing, or creative nonfiction. The positions have a 4/4 teaching load with potential course release opportunities for academic advisement, assessment, or administrative duties.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is the state’s land-grant research and teaching institution. It serves approximately 21,000 students, with significant and growing numbers of first-generation students and students of color (http://www.unr.edu). UNR was ranked as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report and is centrally located adjacent to downtown Reno. Boasting a vibrant arts and restaurant scene, Reno has also become a hub for world-class outdoor recreation. It is situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, and near both Yosemite and Lassen National Parks.

UNR believes that diversity promotes excellence in education. We are an inclusive and engaged community, and we recognize the enhanced value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess an M.A. in English by August 2018.

The University of Nevada accepts applications electronically. Please submit a letter of application which includes a statement indicating how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service, a curriculum vita, and a statement of teaching philosophy via the university’s website at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25911

Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2017. We will begin reviewing materials immediately after this closing date. EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

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