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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anglophone Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (1660-1800)Edit

The English & Foreign Languages Department in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018.

The Position: We seek to hire a faculty member working on transnational, Anglophone literature of the long eighteenth century (1660-1800). The successful candidate will teach courses in the English B.A. and M.A. programs, and contribute to the educational mission of the CSU system.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in English (or a closely related field such as Comparative Literature) from an accredited university by no later than August 1, 2018.
Ability to teach Anglophone literature—including surveys of British literature.
Ability to teach courses in literary theory, in particular gender studies.
Evidence of effective college or university teaching experience to a diverse population
Evidence of current and potential ability to build a strong record of scholarly publication.
Demonstrated ability to contribute excellence of a diverse academic community through research, teaching and/or service, and of commitment to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Preferred/ Desired Qualifications:

Evidence of one or two subspecialties in any of the following areas such as: 1) transnational or transatlantic studies, 2) Milton and his contemporaries, or 3) the rise of the novel.
Evidence of any additional experience with internship programs, English Education at the secondary level, or comparative literature is desirable.

Application Procedure: To apply, please go to: http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/efl-transnational.shtml A completed application will consist of the following:

a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience as well as interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
a curriculum vitae;
a student success statement about the candidate’s teaching, experiences, successes and challenges in working with a diverse student population (one single-spaced page);
A completed application form found at the link: http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf;
a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists);
three recent (on letterhead, signed and dated within the past two years) letters of reference. Please ask your letter writers to submit them via http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/efl-transnational-letters.shtml

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 20, 2017. Early response is encouraged. Semi-finalists will be interviewed via video conferencing.

Please address inquiries to: Long Eighteenth-Century Transnational Literature Faculty Search Committee, C/o Dr. Liliane Fucaloro, Search Chair, English and Foreign Languages Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA. 91768. Phone: 909.869.3834 FAX: 909.869.4896 Email: lfucaloro@cpp.edu

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Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Asian Diasporic LiteraturesEdit

The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing at Emerson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Asian Diasporic literatures. The appointment begins August 23, 2018. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through ongoing engagement with students both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to traditional research, teaching, and service.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, publishers, and designers with over 80 full- and part-time faculty members, 480 undergraduate majors, and 209 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Asian Diasporic literature (East and South Asian, Asian American and Asian British studies cultures, languages and literatures) or a related field, experience teaching literature at the college level, and evidence of scholarly activity. Desired secondary areas of interest include: critical race theory, contemporary literature taught in translation, global and transnational studies, gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, settler colonial studies, or Asian literatures and literary traditions. A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a residential college environment is essential.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses on the traditions, histories, and theories of Asian Diasporic literatures. The candidate may also teach literary foundations and courses fulfilling a college-wide literature requirement, which could include a first-year seminar. Graduate literature courses for MFA creative writing and MA publishing students may be part of the teaching duties. Experience teaching online classes or a willingness to teach literature in an online MFA program is desirable. In addition to teaching five courses a year, all faculty members advise and mentor students and participate in the college’s system of shared governance.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in Boston’s Literary Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and all 50 states.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, but the position remains open until filled.

LINK to Apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/14851

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Royal Military College (CAN) - TT/ Full-time continuing Asst. Professor - World LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at the Royal Military College of Canada invites applications for a full-time continuing position in World Literatures; a secondary area of teaching expertise is an asset.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and, subject to budgetary approval, will begin August 2018.

Candidates must have a PhD in English, a strong record of research, and a demonstrated ability and interest in teaching at all undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will teach introductory English courses in the core program as well as senior courses in World Literatures while maintaining an active research record and contributing to the service needs of the department and the university.

Applicants must apply online to the Arts Inventory at the following link: https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=876080.  Complete applications, including curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, sample publications, letters of reference, and any additional relevant material should be sent to the following contact:ontarioregionalstaffing@forces.gc.ca; clearly indicate your applicant number and the selection process number 15-DND-EA-KGSTN-400201.

The deadline for applications is 2 November 2017

LINK: https://accute.ca/2017/06/13/job-assistant-professor-world-literatures-full-time-continuing-royal-military-college-deadline-nov-2-2017/

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University of California, Davis (CA) - Associate or Full Professor - Global Literatures of Colonialism and ImperialismEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, effective July 1, 2018, with a specialization in comparative studies of literatures structured or informed by colonial and imperial relations in the period spanning the nineteenth century into the mid-twentieth. We encourage applications from candidates with interests in networks of exchange, colonialism, imperialism, anti-colonial and anti-imperial resistance, their corresponding literary genres, and cultural media. Applicants must demonstrate a strong research profile and a commitment to excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or a related field is required.

For full consideration, complete applications should be received no later than November 1, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered. The position will remain open until filled.

Applications can be submitted @ https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01771

A complete application includes: 1. Letter of application 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Statement of Contribution to Diversity 4. Contact information ONLY for three (3) references

The University of California at Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. It is also a smoke-free campus. UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/wl-brochure.pdf

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University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Arab Literature, Film and CultureEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2017 (08/28/2017). We seek expertise in the analysis of Arabic literature, film, drama, or other cultural texts, from the modern period. Areas of interest will include postcolonial studies, gender/sexuality studies, and moving image studies. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Arab Studies, Comparative Literature, or related field and teaching experience.

Full description and application procedures are available at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

To apply, search for Job Opening ID 317477 and follow the instructions. Please attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of your scholarly research (a published article or chapter). Priority will be given to applications received by July 1, 2017. Incomplete or emailed applications will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - South Asian Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). We seek expertise in the analysis of South Asian literature or other cultural texts from the modern period. Areas of interest will include postcolonial, gender/sexuality, and religious studies. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in South Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, or related field and teaching experience.

Full description and application procedures are available at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

To apply, search for Job Opening ID 317494 and follow the instructions. Please attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of your scholarly research (a published article or chapter). Priority will be given to applications received by July 1, 2017. Incomplete or emailed applications will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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University of the West Indies-St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago) - Lecturer (TT Equiv.) - 20th c. Literature of the English-speaking CaribbeanEdit

Deadline Date: Friday, August 18, 2017

Minimum Qualification

Doctorate (PhD) in Literatures in English or a closely related discipline

Experience

  • Significant experience teaching Literatures in English at the tertiary level, inclusive of postgraduate courses;
  • Substantial, well-defined research agenda and publication profile in Literatures in English, or evidence of strong research potential;
  • Supervisory experience of Master’s and Doctoral students is desirable

Special Expertise /Focus

Post 1: We welcome applications from candidates whose research focuses on Shakespeare, as well as Renaissance, Romantic, or Victorian literature. A scholarly background in poetry in any of these periods is particularly desirable.

Post 2: We welcome applications from candidates whose research focuses on major currents and authors in the 20th century literature of the English-speaking Caribbean. Applicants who are competent in teaching courses on oral traditions in the Caribbean or in creative writing, in addition to Caribbean literature, are particularly desirable.

The Literatures in English programme promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching, and experience in, or openness to, interdisciplinary approaches is highly desirable.

Personal Attributes

The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of English is essential.

Candidates must also:

  • Possess a flexible and committed disposition to all work-related tasks
  • Possess excellent time management skills and the ability meet tight deadlines
  • Be computer literate and able to use information technology tools
  • Be willing to collaborate with colleagues in teaching, administration and research endeavors
  • Be Student focused and centered

Detailed applications (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684; e-mail: HRApplications@sta.uwi.edu . Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms can be obtained at http://www.sta.uwi.edu in the Faculty & Staff, Job Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University.

Further Particulars: http://sta.uwi.edu/jobs/docs/2026.pdf

Deadline: Aug. 18 2017

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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

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 the South Pacific (FIJI) - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Literature (pref. Global and/or Postcolonial Lit. in English) - 3 yr. appt. renewableEdit

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Literature

FACULTY OF ARTS, LAW & EDUCATION

School of Language, Arts & Media - LLL011

Build a Legacy with us! The University of the South Pacific is the premier tertiary institution in the Pacific region. Established in 1968, it is committed to international standards of research and teaching excellence, with an emphasis on key regional issues. USP is jointly owned by 12 member countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Courses are offered face-to-face at our main campuses (predominantly at Laucala Campus where this position is based), as well as by online and blended modes, in order to cater for students spread across 33 million square kilometres of ocean, on both sides of the international dateline. This location at the heart of the world's most linguistically diverse region makes USP a fascinating institution in which to work.

The School: The successful candidate will be based in the School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM) which houses the disciplines of Literature, Academic English, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Journalism, Fijian, Hindi, French and Chinese. SLAM places a high value on collegiality and on the development of a dynamic scholarly community. It is one of the most research-focused schools in the university and provides generous funding for active researchers.

The Opportunity: SLAM is seeking to appoint a motivated, experienced and talented individual who can make a significant contribution to research and teaching within the field of Literature, with preferred expertise in global or postcolonial literatures in English and literary/critical theory.

The successful applicant will be an active member of the school's vibrant research culture and will contribute to teaching, course development and supervision at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The applicant will also be able to undertake management and administrative duties commensurate with the role. The post will be based at Laucala Campus, Fiji, although there may also be opportunities to deliver short-term flexi-schools at other campuses in the region.

The Person We Seek: To be considered for this position, applicants must have: A PhD in a relevant field; Excellent qualifications in Literature, ideally with a background in global or postcolonial literatures in English and literary/critical theory; A solid research plan within their own field of expertise; Strong record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals and participation in conferences; Focused personal research plan, which determines clear and achievable publication and conference goals; Proven record of effective teaching and research supervision For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level you must have a strong record of published research in top-tier journals and books with either a formal tertiary teaching qualification or significant tertiary teaching experience.

Preference will be given to applicants with: Experience and knowledge relating to one or more of following areas of speciality: postcolonial or global literatures in English, literary/critical theory; Experience teaching students for whom English is a second language; Experience of course development; Experience of online platforms such as Moodle, or distance modes of delivery.

Remuneration: The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Lecturer FJ $66,990 to FJ $88,144 per annum; Senior Lecturer FJ $90,882 to FJ $104,865 per annum.

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Enquiries: Professor Sudesh Mishra; tel.: (679)32 32798; email: sudesh.mishra@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 6 August 2017

How to Apply: Candidates may use the University's online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at https://www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj Manual and emailed applications are no longer accepted. Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: hrhelp@usp.ac.fj or personnel@usp.ac.fj

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.

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

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