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Bilkent University (TURKEY) - Open Rank Faculty Positions in American Culture and LiteratureEdit

The Department of American Culture and Literature at Bilkent University invites applications for one or two faculty positions -- open rank -- beginning in either spring semester 2018 (February 2018) or in fall semester 2018 (September 2018). Applications are invited from candidates with primary fields in American Studies, American literature, American history, film studies, art history, theatre and drama, cultural studies, gender studies, the anthropology of American cultures, the sociology of popular culture in the U.S., and critical theory. The regular course load is 3/3, but new faculty are granted a course load reduction during their first two years of teaching. Applicants should be able to teach one or more of our first and second year courses -- Introduction to American Studies, Methods and Texts, American Texts and Contexts, and the Survey of U.S. History -- as well as courses pertinent to the applicant’s specialty within the range of third and fourth year courses that we offer. We would prefer applicants who can work within interdisciplinary contexts; we are open to considering candidates with various fields and periods of specialization. Experience in teaching content-based English writing skills would be highly desirable.

Bilkent University, located in suburban Ankara, is a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment. Research is a priority at Bilkent University, and the university supports research through travel grants to archives and conferences. Bilkent seeks to accommodate dual career couples. Bilkent is a vibrant international community; faculty members come from 40 different countries, and the language of instruction across the university is English. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing, health and retirement benefits as well as subsidized private school for faculty members' dependents in the K-12 levels leading to an IB degree.

Applicants must send a letter of application outlining preparation and interests in research and teaching (including a list of courses taught), curriculum vitae (including the applicant’s e-mail address), at least three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts via the Bilkent online application system (https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr/staffapp/AMER2017).

All applications submitted before 1 November 2017 will receive full consideration. Pay scale and academic rank are commensurate with publication record and experience. Applicants may be interviewed at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, to be held in Chicago, November 9-12.

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Bowie State University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor - (fields incl. American Literature/Studies - Open)Edit

Responsibilities: Teaches 12 credit hours per semester ranging from freshmen composition to upper level undergraduate and graduate courses; advises students; conducts research; serves on departmental, college, and/or university committees; writes proposals for public and private grants; performs other related duties as assigned. This is a full-time, tenure-track position that may require teaching in the evenings and/or weekends.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in one or more of the following fields from an accredited institution is required: American literature, digital humanities, cultural studies, professional writing, Caribbean literature, and new media studies. Minimum of three (3) years of college/university teaching experience preferred. Evidence of strong research capability and a strong, peer-reviewed, scholarly publication record in composition studies or a related area; demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization; knowledge and experience developing and evaluating undergraduate and graduate courses; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, university and community service; excellent communication skills; commitment to the mission of Bowie State University; digital information technology skills a plus, including Blackboard; bilingualism in modern languages is also a plus.

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University is part of the University System of Maryland and is the state’s oldest HBCU. Conveniently located between Washington, D.C, Baltimore, and Annapolis, the campus features a MARC train station for easy commuting. The university has experienced increased enrollment in recent years and is under new leadership with the installment of Dr. Aminta Breaux as Bowie State University’s 10th President.

Salary Range: $58,000 - $60,000

Application: Qualified applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter, a one-page teaching philosophy, official transcript(s), an application, and three (3) professional letters of reference. Submissions without an application will not be considered. Email all documents to the following address (PDFs preferred): JOBS@bowiestate.edu.

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Lehman College, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - American and/or Hemispheric American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Lehman College CUNY invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor, effective August 2018. Candidates must have an active record of research and scholarship, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department seeks an English Ph.D. in American and/or Hemispheric American literature, with command of both historical traditions and contemporaneous writing. It welcomes secondary proficiencies in Latino/Latina or Afro-Caribbean literatures in English; Native studies; critical theory at the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality; migration and globalization studies; and/or the interrelationship of English studies and digital humanities.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in multiethnic American and/or Hemispheric American literature, the successful candidate will be expected to teach core English Department courses in American and British literature, as well as general education and composition courses. The candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarship via conference presentations, journal articles, and book publication, and to provide service to the department, college, university, and community through advising, committee membership, and administrative assignments normally associated with a full-time tenure-track academic appointment. Evening teaching may be required.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York, and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students, preparing them for employment, the professions, and further study. The teaching load is 21 hours (6-7 courses) per year. Service to the college, university, and community is part of the Lehman mission, as is a clear commitment to student engagement, including advisement.

Although the college is strongly teaching-focused, faculty at Lehman are fully engaged in research, scholarship and creative works. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty during the first five years for scholarly development, and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development, travel awards, and research with students. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in English (or a closely related academic field) in hand is required by commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Evidence of commitment to public service is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit http://www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

For technical issues: Contact the service desk by email: service.desk@cuny.edu. If you can, provide screenshots. Please do not provide your User Account password; it is not needed to investigate any issue.

For other questions: For questions about the content of any job posting, please contact the Human Resources department: Recruiting@lehman.cuny.edu.

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2017 and continue until a candidate is identified.

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Linfield College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor in English / Director of Writing (+ American Literature) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The English Department at Linfield College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English/Director of Writing to begin fall semester of 2018. Candidates must demonstrate a primary expertise in the field of rhetoric and the ability to train colleagues from various disciplines to be effective teachers of writing. They also must demonstrate a secondary expertise in American literature. The position has an annual five-course load with two courses reassigned for directing the college-wide writing program. Review of applications will begin immediately and close on October 16, 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching duties will include an annual, first-year Inquiry Seminar, and alternating annual responsibility for an American literature survey and a course in the American novel.

Candidates with a strong background in rhetoric and secondary expertise in any of the following American literatures are encouraged to apply: pre-1820; African American; Latinx; Asian American; Native American; Arab American; Pacific Islander; LGBTQ; Disability; or other underrepresented discourses.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in rhetoric, English, or related field required by July 1, 2018. Candidates must demonstrate excellent teaching and the ability to integrate an active scholarly agenda with effective administration and classroom practice. Ability to work effectively with colleagues and students in a small college setting. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted through October 16, 2017. Finalists will be asked to submit a complete dossier by November 15. To apply, please complete the online application and attach the following documents:

Resume or Curriculum vitae Letter of Application addressed to Dr. David Thomas Sumner, Department Co-Chair. Cover letters should explain qualifications and approach to directing a college-wide writing program as well as undergraduate teaching philosophy and experience, current research interests, and ways the applicant's teaching, scholarship and service will support Linfield's mission of diversity and inclusion. Evidence of teaching effectiveness Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial required with application, official transcripts required prior to on-campus interview.) Name, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references.

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Louisiana State University Shreveport (LA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Literature and 20th c. LiteratureEdit

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Louisiana State University Shreveport invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in English beginning August 2018. Ideally, the candidate will have expertise in some combination of American literature (all periods), Twentieth-Century literature, and rhetoric/composition and the innovative teaching of writing. The teaching load is four courses per semester at all levels, including the graduate level in our MLAS program. For more detailed information, please see the announcement posted on the university’s human resources page under employment opportunities. Apply through Interfolio or send application letter, vita (including your email address and list of references) to Terry G. Harris, Chair; Department of English and Foreign Languages at terry.harris@lsus.edu

Louisiana State University is an AA/EOE.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/47069

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Marian University (IN) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of American Literature and English Department ChairEdit

The Department of English at Marian University-Indianapolis, a Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher education invites applications for tenure-track assistant or associate professor of American Literature to serve as a Department Chairperson.

In addition to this leadership position, areas of expertise in one or more of the following multicultural fields is especially desired: African diaspora, postcolonial, transatlantic/transpacific literatures. Demonstrated ability and motivation to teach undergraduates, majors, and non-majors are essential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Manage program planning, faculty evaluation, and the department budget. Champion the department and actively contribute to strategic enrollment planning. Oversee to curriculum development and assessment within the department. Exhibit leadership interest and potential, promote academic excellence, actively participate in the life of the campus and help advance the institution. Teach 9 credit hours per semester including the required general education composition course, various literature courses, and other required courses in the major as necessary. Advance student learning through engaged teaching, mentoring, advising, community building. Be involved in service to the university and engaged in research and scholarship. Participate in leadership programming, faculty meetings, colloquia, and other duties as assigned. Be a team player, embrace a student-centered culture, and be a part of a dedicated team of faculty and staff.

Qualifications: Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University. Ph.D. in American Literature, expertise in multicultural fields and three years of teaching experience. Demonstrated teaching excellence in higher education. Evidence of self-motivation, enthusiasm for collaborative, co-curricular work. Evidence of research agenda relevant to classroom teaching.

Marian University offers an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance and full Marian University undergraduate tuition benefits for employees and their family. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Required materials include: letter of application, current CV with evidence of outstanding teaching and professional activities, names and contact information of three professional references. Only complete applicant packets submitted to hr@marian.edu will be considered. Marian University is an EOE and is committed to diversity and encourages persons from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

LINK: http://marian.edu/about-marian/human-resources/lp/faculty-career-opportunities

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Radford University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Literature and Creative Writing (Fiction) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Position: ENGLISH: Entry-level tenure-track assistant professor position. Teach American literature courses and fiction writing courses. Terminal degree required, Ph.D. in English preferred. Position requires a commitment to an ongoing creative and scholarly agenda and University service. Candidate should also be qualified to teach composition and serve as a mentor to graduate teaching assistants. Start date: August 2018.

Deadline for applications: September 29, 2017. Send letter of application, vita, evidence of effective teaching, and contact information for three references to Dr. Rosemary Guruswamy, Chair, rguruswa@radford.edu.

Located in the scenic New River Valley, between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the south and the Appalachian Mountains to the north, Radford University is a growing university, approaching 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. A student-focused institution, Radford's commitment to student engagement provides a wide range of opportunities for learning, growth, and collaboration for faculty as well as students.

As the largest college at Radford and home to Liberal Arts instruction on campus, the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences is central to the mission of the university. Faculty members strive to develop in their students a range of intellectual skills and habits of mind that will serve them well throughout their academic and professional lives, as well as in their personal lives as productive citizens. Students regularly engage with faculty in experiential learning activities and internships that provide opportunities to serve communities while preparing for careers. Faculty members' scholarly and creative activity is viewed as a vital corollary to the instructional mission of the institution, with faculty encouraged to co-author research with undergraduate and graduate students.

The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences recently moved into a new 145,000 square foot state-of-the-art instructional facility that is home to all 125+ college faculty members. Centrally located on the main quad of the campus, it is the largest academic building at the university and houses an array of specialized teaching and research facilities. Additional information about the College is available here: www.radford.edu/content/chbs/home.html. Information about Radford University is available here: http://www.radford.edu.

Online App. Form: https://jobs.radford.edu

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Texas Christian University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Digital Humanities/Big DataEdit

The English Department at TCU, which offers Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees within a teacher-scholar model, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Digital Humanities/Big Data. Rank assistant professor. Candidates who combine digital humanities (e.g., distant reading, big data analysis, GIS) with secondary expertise in American literature or Global literature are especially welcome. We seek scholars with a developed research agenda, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and the desire to join colleagues within the department and beyond in contributing to new programs in big data and the digital humanities. Current DH work in the department is supported by a New Media Studio and by DH/IT library staff who are committed to working with academic departments. The English Department values diversity, interdisciplinary research, and the intersections of literature and technology. TCU’s college of liberal arts is reinforcing these departmental values by hiring a cluster of big data specialists across disciplines.

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Requirements: PhD in English or related field by August 1, 2018.

To apply, sign in online at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty and upload 1) letter of application; 2) CV; 3) writing sample; 4) dissertation / project abstract; 5) three letters of recommendation; and 6) statement indicating experiences with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Personal/contact information is required; applicant survey is voluntary. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins 1 October 2017 and will continue until this position is filled.

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University of Central Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor - Global Modernisms (American Literature in Transnational Contexts)Edit

Position: 30211

Job Description: The University of Central Florida (UCF) is hiring a nine-month, tenure-earning assistant professor of global modernisms with particular focus on American literature in transnational contexts. 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 as well as the ability to teach a broad range of courses. 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, introduction to critical theory, and focused electives, such as Major American Authors and World Authors; research and teaching interests in one or more of the following: nineteenth- and twentieth-century novel, Asian and/or Asian-American literature, digital humanities, and interdisciplinary approaches.

Additional Application Materials Required: Applicants must apply online at http://www.jobswithucf.com and attach the following documents at the time of application: 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 materials must be received by January 4, 2018 to be fully considered. Review of applications will begin as they are received. Initial interviews of select candidates will be conducted via Skype.

For more information about the department, see http://english.cah.ucf.edu. For questions about the position, or contact Dr. Anna Maria Jones, Search Committee Chair, at anna.jones@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://www.oie.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 Charleston (WV) - Full-Time American Literature Faculty Member (begin Spring 2018) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Charleston seeks candidates for a 9-month full-time position in American Literature. The University of Charleston, located in the capital city of Charleston, West Virginia, is known for its outcomes-based curriculum. The English program within the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

The successful candidate must be doctorally prepared in American Literature. Candidates who are ABD with a commitment to complete the doctoral degree will be considered. The successful candidate will have a specialization in American Literature. Experience in the design and teaching of online courses is preferred. The successful applicant will be committed to serving English majors as well as students in majors across the university and online.

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Teach American Literature courses
Teach in the Humanities First-Year Experience program
Guide senior research projects
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Maintain a robust scholarly agenda

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position will start in the spring semester 2018. Faculty rank commensurate with experience.

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  • I can say, as a slight correction, that the job isn't tenure-track, as Charleston has no tenure system. The contract for the selected candidate is a one-year contract, with two more one years, followed by a three, and then followed by a five, presuming the candidate passes everything with Faculty Affairs.
  • Thanks for clarification. IHE ad has it marked as TT, but nothing else about ad suggests that, so your explanation makes sense. [9/19]
  • I can't locate this job on the University of Charleston website. Is Inside Higher Ed the only way to apply? I ask because Inside Higher Ed seems to want me to copy/paste my cover letter...
  • (10/4 reply to above) I applied through IHE (copying and pasting the letter into the tiny text box) and shortly after I submitted the application I was contacted by the department administrator to supply the additional documentation that the ad asks for. So, as far as I know, this is the only way to apply for the position.

University of Mary (ND) - Full-Time Faculty Position in English and Catholic Studies (pref. American Lit.)Edit

The University of Mary invites applications for a faculty position in English and Catholic Studies to begin Fall 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank. A Ph.D. is required by time of employment. Candidates with demonstrated ability as an interdisciplinary scholar in literature and the broad Catholic intellectual tradition are desired, but the following fields of specialization within English are especially sought: creative or professional writing, multiethnic literature, or American literature. Scholars with skill in interdisciplinary training in Catholicism and literature outside of these areas are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should also excel in teaching at the undergraduate level and be able to teach broadly among the various areas of English while having an active research agenda. All faculty are expected to demonstrate a willingness to support and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see http://www.umary.edu/about/mission/missionidentity.php). Consideration for this position would entail commitment to the program of Catholic Studies, a vibrant and apostolic program seeking the education of the whole of a student's life through community involvement, individual mentoring, and a dedication to passing on the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Required qualifications include: Ph.D. is required; Must excel in teaching at the undergraduate level and be able to teach broadly among the various areas of English while having an active research agenda; Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary; Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities; Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Academic Affairs and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict's admonition that all be received as Christ.

The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Infusing Benedictine values throughout the educational experience, Mary offers distinguished, professionally-focused academic programs enlivened by the liberal arts, global and civic service, robust internships, and mentoring by respected faculty. As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, Mary offers exceptional educational value as well as outstanding scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/Go37Hy6QrVs

We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. Qualified applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample of no more than 10 pages, (4) teaching philosophy statement, (5) official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and (6) three letters of recommendation via email or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

Review of application materials will begin on October 13, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

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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.

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University of Oxford (UK) - Associate Professor (or Professor) of American LiteratureEdit

The University of Oxford is seeking an Associate Professor (or Professor) of American Literature. The appointment will be made in association with a tutorial fellowship at Oriel College.

The appointee will join a lively and intellectually stimulating community. Oxford is the largest university in the UK and has one of the largest English departments in the world, which has been ranked top in its subject in the QS University Rankings for four of the last five years. The appointee will be a member of the College, Faculty, and University communities, taking an active role in the running of all three.

The appointee will be expected to engage in advanced study and academic research at an internationally competitive level in twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature; to enthuse and inspire students at both undergraduate and graduate level through tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision; and to undertake undergraduate teaching for the College in literature in English from 1830 to the present day.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant field (or a completed doctoral dissertation submitted for examination by the closing date) and evidence of distinguished research and/or research potential in the area of twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature. A publication record appropriate to the appointee’s career stage, and which will enhance the profile of the English Faculty in this area, is required, as is evidence of excellence in teaching American literature and literature in English from 1830 to the present day.

Deadline for applications: Monday 18 December 2017. For more details of the post and full application instructions, see http://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=131621.

MLA JIL 10/27/18

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - POST-MLA DeadlinesEdit

Austin Peay State University (TN) - TT Assistant Professor of English - American PoetryEdit

Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor-English with specialization in American Poetry. Preference given to candidates with demonstrated ability to teach LGBTQ literature and/or Film Studies. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2018.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and master’s courses in specialty area(s) plus core classes in composition and world literature. We seek candidates with strong commitment to teaching excellence and with scholarly potential.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/47757

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Concord University (WV) - TT Assistant Professor of English - American LiteratureEdit

Concord University (Athens, Beckley, and Online) has a full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of English beginning August, 2018.

The successful candidate must be able to teach both halves of an upper-level American Literature survey, and have primary specialization and scholarly interest in some field of American Literature. Creative Writing and Contemporary World (especially Anglophone) Literature are desirable secondary fields. The regular twelve-hour teaching load per semester includes freshman composition, intermediate literature, and upper-level courses.

This position requires an earned Doctorate and teaching experience in the field.

The selected candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and skill in methods of engaged learning, as well as interest in being actively involved with students outside of the classroom. The Department also expects that the new hire will be able to use instructional technology effectively. In addition, all Concord faculty members participate in activities that enrich the intellectual life of the College and support its teaching and learning community.

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Missouri Valley College (MO) - Full-Time Asst. Professor - American Literature Generalist (Non-TT)Edit

The Division of Communications, Humanities, and Human Services at Missouri Valley College, a private liberal arts college, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of English (American literature generalist) to begin August 1, 2018. The teaching load may include first-year composition and American literature courses.

Qualifications include a Ph.D in American literature, with the ability to teach a wide range of American literature courses and teaching experience in first-year composition. Collegiality, professionalism, a strong commitment to teaching excellence and to the college mission, and willingness to serve on campus committees and to advise students are also necessary qualifications. Familiarity with Google Apps for Education and Moodle preferred. To apply please email cover letter, c.v., contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy (all in PDF format) to Dr. Christopher Libby, Search Committee Chair, libbyc@moval.edu.

Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2018. EOE. Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check.

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St. Mary's University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of English (American Literature, incl. 20th c.)Edit

The Department of English & Communication Studies, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor for Fall 2018 in American literature to teach courses including realism, naturalism, and the twentieth-century. Suitable candidates must possess teaching experience and proven research potential in the field.

Teaching duties will include core literature, composition, and upper-division and MA level courses. Experience with digital pedagogies and a commitment to service and student advising are required. PhD required by August 2018.

Applicants should be willing to contribute to and support the St. Mary's University Mission https://www.stmarytx.edu/about/. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an interest in affiliating with the University's Center for Catholic Studies, which will explore a wide range of human issues across disciplinary boundaries, and in a global context.

Applications can be found at http://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/ with the option to upload all supporting documents electronically. Along with the employment application please also submit a cover letter, CV, and transcripts. Letters of recommendation may be addressed to: Kathleen Maloney, PhD, Search Committee Chair, St. Mary's University English & Communication Studies Department. Additional materials may be requested of select applicants at a later date. Applications will be considered until January 15, 2018. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a clear background check. St. Mary's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE).

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Colby College (ME) - Visiting Assistant Professor in U.S. Popular CultureEdit

The American Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor in U.S. Popular Culture, beginning September 1, 2018. Ours is among the oldest American Studies undergraduate majors in the U.S. We are a small, vibrant program with close relations with the programs of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, and Cinema Studies, and the departments of Anthropology, Art, and Music. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will participate in the dialogue between American Studies and these other programs and departments, and who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity and cohesion of the campus community.

We seek candidates with Ph.D.s in American Studies or closely related fields whose scholarship and teaching focus on U.S. popular culture with expertise in critical race, ethnic, or indigenous studies. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including one or more core courses in the major, and electives in their field. Applicants must have a strong record of teaching and scholarship, and must receive their Ph.D. no later than August 2018.

Please submit applications through Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/45511. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests.

Applications received by November 22 will receive full consideration. Interviews will be conducted electronically in early December. For further information contact Professor Laura Saltz, Search Committee Chair, lsaltz@colby.edu.

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Hanover College (IN) - Visiting Asst. Professor - Creative Writing and American LiteratureEdit

HANOVER COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (with the possibility of renewal) in Creative Writing with the ability to teach American Literature starting in August 2018. The candidate should exhibit both a record of excellence in teaching in multi-genre Creative Writing and knowledge of American Literature. A record of publication in any primary genre of Creative Writing is also desirable. This position will support our Creative Writing minor and English major by teaching a 3-3-1 schedule that currently includes a fiction and poetry workshop; creative non-fiction workshop; sections of the college’s writing requirement; and upper-level American Literature courses to include African American and Minority Literature. The individual will also serve as advisor to the college’s literary magazine Kennings. Candidates are required to have their PhD or MFA in hand at the time of application.

Interested applicants should apply to Dr. Melissa Eden c/o Chris Wilcox at wilcox@hanover.edu and include 1) a cover letter; 2) a research statement that addresses current writing/research and future plans for writing/research, and evidence of having published works of poetry, fiction, and/or creative non-fiction; 3) a teaching statement; 4) a curriculum vita; 5) one to two samples of creative writing; and 6) three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further details visit https://www.hanover.edu/about/employment

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

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