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Central College (IA) - TT Asst Professor - Shakespeare / British LiteratureEdit

Posted: July 5, 2016

Company Description: Central College: Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the Iowa Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just two minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.

Job Description:

POSITION: Assistant Professor of English

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Tenure-line assistant professor position beginning August 2017 with responsibility for teaching Shakespeare in a liberal arts context, as well as other courses in British literature and drama. Preference given to candidates who can teach writing-intensive courses and can develop literature courses in one of the following interdisciplinary areas: Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Literary Theory, or Film Studies.

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in English. Preference given to candidates with recent college-level teaching experience. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of research and scholarly publications or clear indication of potential success in these areas.

Position: Candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching and have an understanding of and appreciation for the liberal arts environment. Responsibilities include teaching Shakespeare in a liberal arts context, as well as other courses in British literature and drama. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach writing-intensive courses and can develop literature courses in one of the following interdisciplinary areas: Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Literary Theory, or Film Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and be able to teach the College's first-year or senior-year interdisciplinary seminar. In addition to teaching, all faculty at Central College are expected to participate in the life of the college and to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development.

The English Department enriches academic quality at Central College through traditional literary studies and innovative teaching and research across disciplines. All courses foster close reading, vigorous critical thinking, strong writing, and intellectual and artistic creativity. By studying language with respect and rigor, Central College English majors cultivate two of the most essential habits of successful people: self-reflection and empathy for others. While English faculty demonstrate expertise in literary theory and specific historical periods, department faculty mentor students and collaborate with colleagues across campus in major ways.

The department's areas of emphasis and distinction are Literature, Writing, and Interdisciplinary Teaching. English classes develop strong commitments to sustainability, social justice, and service-learning by emphasizing civic engagement in global and local contexts. The study of literature and creative writing produces agile professionals and Central College graduates in English have thrived in fields as diverse as journalism, architecture, business management, education, law, medicine, public administration, and library science. Our students deepen intercultural and international competence through study abroad and courses in travel writing and global/postcolonial literature. English faculty approach literature as the nexus of interdisciplinary learning, exploring connections between literature, science, aesthetics, history, gender studies, and cultural studies.

Additional Information: Central College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating a diverse community. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Central College is a drug/tobacco free workplace. Academic positions at Central College use E-verify.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position please click "apply now". Review of applications will begin 30 September 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background check. Please submit the following materials online: a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position at a liberal arts, residential college; an updated curriculum vita; copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications for this leadership opportunity at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to centraldean@central.edu or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.

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University of Hong Kong (CHN) -  Asst Professor - Long 18th Century to the PresentEdit

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in English Literary Studies in the School of English of the Faculty of Arts, from September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Due to retirements, two positions are to be filled. An appointee with demonstrated excellence and contribution will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.

The School’s research and teaching in literary and cultural studies has a strong cross-cultural and specifically boundary-crossing orientation, focusing on literature, writing, and performance in connection with forces that shape, link, and open national, institutional, and cultural spaces. Recent conferences organized by the School include “Oceanic Archives and Transnational American Studies” (2012), “Elegance and Messiness in the Age of Risk” (Biennial Symposium on Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region 2013), “Victorian Transport” (Australasian Victorian Studies Association Annual Conference 2014), “Siting Postcoloniality Colloquium and Workshop” (2015), “Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos” and “The Victorians and the Democratic Imagination” (2016).

For position 201601014, we are looking for candidates working in literary and cultural studies in English, from the long 18th century through the contemporary, with a research focus on narrative.

For position 201601015, we are looking for candidates working in the field of postcolonial studies, with particular interest in locating postcoloniality in the 21st century and in connection with current movements to decolonise globality (addressing, for instance, oceanic histories and concerns, conditions of insecurity and migration, new forms of democratic politics, or other relevant movements).

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in literary studies, an active research record and relevant teaching experience, and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. For more information about the School’s academic programmes and research areas, applicants are encouraged to visit the School’s web pages at http://www.english.hku.hk. Please note that the School is not involved in ESL teaching.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with a cover letter and an up-to-date C.V. to soesrapp@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk. Closes October 31, 2016.

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