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Page for Academic Positions in American Literature (field open or mixed) that begin in 2017.

Last year's page: American Open 2016

See also English Literature 2016-2017

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Ashoka University (INDIA) - TT Open Rank Position in American Literatures, Period OpenEdit

We are looking for an exciting scholar and teacher of American literatures. The successful candidate would ideally be comfortable with a broad sweep of American literatures across historical periods, and ethnic and gendered groups, in addition to focusing on one or more of the following areas: Pacific Rim, Trans-Atlantic, and Canadian literatures. Interest and expertise in American poetry, and popular culture including film and the graphic novel, would be a plus. Classes to be offered will include a course on Multiethnic American Literatures, as well as more specialized classes according to the candidate's expertise. Candidates will need to have the Ph.D in hand by the time of joining Ashoka. Teaching experience pointing to a vibrant, dialogic, and fascinating classroom pedagogy would be welcome. Ashoka University is an equal opportunity employer, and will offer competitive compensation packages for suitable candidates.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and the names and email addresses of three references.

For questions or more information please email faculty.recruitment@ashoka.edu.in.

For full consideration all materials should be submitted at http://ashoka.edu.in/facultypositions by November 15, 2016.

About Ashoka University: Ashoka University is a private, nonprofit university providing a high quality liberal arts and sciences education, the first of its kind in India.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/37367

MLA JIL 09/09/16

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Duke University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - American Lit. and Culture - Open Spec.Edit

The English Department at Duke University is looking to make a tenure-line appointment in American Literature and Culture. This appointment will be at the assistant level, specialization open. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at time of application. Successful candidates will be published researchers, superb writers, and imaginative commanding teachers. We also seek visionary citizens of the humanities in its myriad constitutions. Appointment begins August 1, 2017. Candidates should submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 8000 words. These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. The application address is http://english.duke.edu/apply. All materials received by October 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

LINK to Apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Duke/English/7861

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Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in American Literature and Native American StudiesEdit

The Department of Writing, Literature, & Publishing at Emerson College invites applications for a tenure-track position in American literature and Native American Studies. The appointment begins August 24, 2017.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks: The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in both American literature and Native American Studies. A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment is essential. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. Evidence of scholarly promise is a major consideration. Secondary areas of interest: global Indigenous literatures; Native/Indigenous film and cultural studies.

A PhD in American Literature and Native American Studies or related field is required.

Diversity Statement: Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references.

Annual Clery Report: In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

Requisition Number: FY14/150102FAC

Open Date: 08/24/2017

LInk to Apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/12443

HigherEdJobs.com (posted 8/5/16)

Deadline: Review of applications will begin in September 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

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Grace College (IN) - Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Americanist)Edit

Grace College invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of English, to begin fall 2017. We seek an Americanist with broad teaching interests, and are especially interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following additional areas: African American literature, ethnic and minority literatures, world literature, and/or creative writing. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, university service, scholarly activity, and professional development. In addition to teaching in his or her areas of specialization, the successful candidate will teach some core courses such as Effective Writing and/or Global Perspectives.

Grace College is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college located in the resort community of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana (36 miles west of Ft. Wayne). Grace College is guided by our mission of developing character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Our programs, as well as our Covenant of Faith and Community Lifestyle Commitment, are designed to encourage serious academic inquiry, a biblical worldview, spiritual understanding, and social conscience, all in the context of God's grace.

The Languages, Literature, and Communication Department is housed within the School of Arts and Sciences, and offers degrees related to English, English education, creative writing, journalism, TESOL, communication studies, French, and Spanish. Small but active and collegial, our department hosts many activities including writers’ workshops, film screenings, poetry readings, a literary magazine, and an annual trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. We welcome an innovative colleague who is enthusiastic about designing new courses, mentoring students, building intellectual community, and engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration. We also seek a colleague whose views are compatible with our institution’s doctrinal commitments as articulated in the Covenant of Faith and embodied in the Community Lifestyle Commitment

The successful candidate will have:

A doctorate in the English field with a focus on American literature.
Evidence of successful teaching experience in higher education.
Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and students.
Evidence of scholarly achievement and potential.
A strong commitment to the mission and values of an evangelical Christian institution
A strong commitment to the integration of faith and learning.

Application Process: A cover letter and curriculum vitae (with complete contact information) should be sent as pdf attachments via email to employment@grace.edu. Please include “Assistant/Associate Professor of English” in the subject line of the email. Applications submitted by November 1 will receive fullest consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

Selected candidates will be invited to submit additional materials (including faculty application form, teaching philosophy, reference letters, dissertation abstract, etc.). Preliminary interviews will be held via video chat and at the Modern Language Association Conference in Philadelphia, January 5-8, 2017.

Grace College and Theological Seminary seeks a diverse work environment by encouraging women and minorities to apply.

Chronicle

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Loyola Marymount University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - U.S. Literature (incl. African-American or Native American)Edit

The Department of English in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship, to begin August 14, 2017. The department seeks a candidate holding a Ph.D. in English who specializes in U.S. literature, including its trans-hemispheric and diasporic dimensions. Areas of specialization should include African-American or Native American literature. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 14, 2017. Strong candidates will provide evidence of successful teaching in courses comparable to those taught at LMU in its American survey and its first-year core curriculum. Our teacher-scholar model encourages innovative pedagogies and a wide range of research.

The LMU community, including the Department of English, is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of culturally diverse backgrounds and a commitment to Catholic intellectual traditions. Applicants should be committed to work in and with this diverse population, be committed to the LMU mission, and have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching. Other responsibilities include the advisement of students on their academic and professional aspirations, and participation in department, college, and university service responsibilities.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative publication or essay, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., student evaluations), and at least three letters of recommendation by November 7, 2016. Application materials (in pdf format) should be emailed to americanlit@lmu.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/37967

MLA JIL 09/23/16

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  • Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2017 and African American 2017
  • Has this job been removed? I cannot find it on Chronicle or HigherEdJobs, whichever place it was that I first saw it? It also does not appear on the university's faculty jobs page.
  • Interfolio link still working as of 9/30. It has not been cancelled in the MLA JIL. Are emails to application address getting bounced? Perhaps there is some confusion with *another* Loyola U. (there are several)?

Sul Ross State University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - American LiteratureEdit

Required: Ph.D. in English

Preferred: Specialty in American literature with commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning; experience in curriculum development; experience with online and distance education technology; commitment to the success of a diverse student population; experience with graduate programs, bilingual proficiency in Spanish/English.

Primary Responsibilities: Develop and pilot English graduate courses in the first year; teach graduate, junior, and senior level English literature and composition courses with course load of 4/4. Other responsibilities include curriculum development, student advising, program assessment, and committee work. Travel to four teaching sites as required. Summer teaching is often an option.

Other Information: 9 Month Tenure Track

Apply at: https://sulross.peopleadmin.com/postings/2778

Inside Higher Ed

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Trinity College (CT) - Allan K. and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professorship - American Literature (Open Period / Specialization)Edit

The English Department at Trinity College seeks a distinguished scholar of American Literature (any period or specialization) to fill this endowed chair. Teaching load is 2-2, with a competitive salary commensurate with candidate’s qualifications. The appointment has a starting date of July 1, 2017. We are interested in applications from senior scholars, including advanced associate professors, and particularly welcome applications from minorities, women, and other under-represented groups. Please submit a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests and CV via https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled. Letter should be addressed to Chloe Wheatley, Chair, Department of English. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at MLA in Philadelphia in January. Trinity College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/37422

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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

St. Lawrence University (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor - American Lit.Edit

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of American Literature. The successful candidate will offer both introductory surveys and advanced seminars in this subject as well as literary theory. Normal teaching load is 3 courses per semester.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in English in-hand
Publications
Teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to teach nature/environmental literature preferred.

Please note the following two-part application process: 1. Interested applicants must apply online at http://emplyment.stlawu.edu. 2. Submit a detailed letter of application, C.V. emphasizing publications and relevant teaching experience, sample syllabi, and letters of recommendation via Interfolio’s ByCommittee. For help with Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call 877-997-8807. Applications should be received by November 15, 2016; review will continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

LINK: https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/856

Interfolio link (from 9/30/16 MLA JIL): https://apply.interfolio.com/38247

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