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Page for Academic Positions in British Literature (Open Field) that begin in 2017.

Last year's page: British Open 2016

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See Also: English Literature 2016-2017


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Central College (IA) - TT Asst Professor - Shakespeare / British Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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.

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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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Durham University (UK) - Lecturer (= TT Asst. Professor) - Interdisciplinary Literary StudiesEdit

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates who have research and teaching interests in interdisciplinary literary studies, in an area such as (but not restricted to) digital humanities, literature and the environment, literature and visual culture, or cross-media narrative. The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent research and teaching profile, commensurate with career stage, which will complement the Department's existing strengths. He or she will be able to make a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching and to teach widely and flexibly across a range of periods and subjects. He or she may also be asked to contribute to postgraduate teaching and examining. The successful candidate will be a research leader and will be expected to contribute to one or more of Durham's interdisciplinary research groups or centres.

The appointment is the equivalent of tenure-track, i.e. potentially permanent; "lecturer" in the UK is the equivalent of "assistant professor."

The Department of English Studies is one of the leading English departments in the United Kingdom, with a lively research culture and excellent students. In 2016 it was named the best English department in the UK for the fourth successive year by the Complete University Guide (cp. the US News and World Report rankings, within the US). It is consistently ranked in the top 5 English departments in the UK in various league tables. In the 2015 NSS 96% of Durham students reported themselves satisfied with their studies.

Link: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUM160/lecturer-in-interdisciplinary-literary-studies/

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Glenville State College (WV) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature (incl. Romantics and British Novel to 1900)Edit

Glenville State College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track appointment in English beginning August 2017. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, advising students, participating in departmental and college service activities, involvement in recruitment and retention activities, and ongoing professional development. Individuals with interest in or expertise in curriculum innovation as well as commitment to teaching and scholarly excellence in their specialties are encouraged to apply. Expertise in instructional technology is desirable for all faculty positions.

The successful applicant should be a British literature specialist who will teach first-year composition, introductory literature courses, British Literature surveys (Romantics to the present) and electives, including the British Novel to 1900, with opportunities to teach Adolescent and Children's Literature. Public school licensure in West Virginia or another state is a plus. Applicants with doctorate degree in English preferred, but candidates with ABD will be considered.

All applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names and contact information (including phone and email addresses) for five professional references.

Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/glenvilleedu/default.cfm or by email at hr@glenville.edu.

Screening of all applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. [posted 10/31/16]

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Ohio University (OH) -  TT Asst Professor of English - English Studies, Open (2 Positions)Edit

The Ohio University English Department is seeking two teacher-scholars in any field or sub-field of English Studies. We are especially interested in applicants with teaching and scholarly interests reflecting minority perspectives and/or themes and contexts of particular importance within and among communities of differing cultures and communities of color. In addition to the undergraduate English major which engages students with literary history, cultures, rhetorics, theory, creative writing, and pre-law, we have vibrant masters and doctoral programs in Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, and Creative Writing. Applicants must show evidence of excellent teaching and an active research agenda. Teaching load is typically 2/2. Participation in service and departmental governance is expected. All positions are subject to final university approval.

Ohio University has a history of excellence dating back to 1804 when it was established as the first university in the Northwest Territories. For the past decade we have been pointed toward the future by our first African-American President who has demonstrated and sustained a commitment to diversity in our campus community.

Ohio University is located in Athens, a community rich in music, art, and food culture, and in proximity to Columbus, Ohio and Charleston, West Virginia.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by November 1, 2016.

LINK: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/20348

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Schreiner University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Generalist (British and American Lit.) - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English and World Languages at Schreiner University welcomes applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English (American and British Literature Generalist). This is a tenure-track faculty position available August 2017. The successful candidate will teach lower division composition courses as well as surveys in American literature and British literature. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in the digital humanities. The successful candidate will also have an active research agenda (area of specialization is open). Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and participation in curricular development and assessment. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in departmental duties, committee service, campus activities, and engage in scholarship and/or creative activities aligned with institutional goals. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate (preferred) in English, ABD with completion no later than August 2017, or master's degree with 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Teaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred.

In addition to the application (available at http://www.schreiner.edu/about/hr/application/index.aspx ), applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references, and other support materials such as teaching evaluations to: hr@schreiner.edu.

Materials that cannot be submitted electronically may be mailed to: Schreiner University, Human Resources Office, CMB 6233, 2100 Memorial Blvd. Kerrville, Texas 78028. Positions are open until filled. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016.

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University of Connecticut - Avery Point (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - British and/or Anglophone Literature and Maritime Studies (pref. pre-1800)Edit

The English Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in British or Anglophone literatures and Maritime Studies with a start date of August 23, 2017. The successful candidate will contribute to both the signature Maritime Studies program at Avery Point as well as Avery Point's English program, with opportunities to teach graduate courses at the Storrs campus. The English Department currently has, across its campuses, 59 full time faculty, nearly 500 undergraduate majors, and over 70 graduate students. Please visit our websites at http://maritimestudies.uconn.edu and http://www.english.uconn.edu/.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the English Department at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

At UConn, successful candidates are expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding (in disciplines where applicable), high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances and exhibits (in disciplines where applicable), national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. requirements completed by start date in English or other appropriate field; expertise in British or Anglophone literatures; a research agenda with a focus on the maritime world; the capacity to contribute through research, teaching, and public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the Maritime Studies program and the English Department; ability to teach undergraduate courses in maritime literature and culture, as well as our pre-1800 British survey, upper-division literature, and Shakespeare.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong preference will be given to candidates specializing in early modern British (either Renaissance, Restoration, or 18th century) or pre-1800 Anglophone literatures.

Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, nine-month appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The typical teaching load for tenured and tenure-track faculty is two courses per semester. Rank and salary is competitive based on qualifications. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload.

To Apply: Select “Apply" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to start your application. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); and a commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Applications must also include the names and contact information of five referees who have agreed to write in support of your application if requested. Nominations and inquiries other than applications can be directed to: Professor Margaret Breen, Search Chair, margaret.breen@uconn.edu Department of English, U-4025, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-4025, U.S.A. The screening of applicants will begin immediately, and it is preferred that applications be submitted by November 1, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2017140) All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

LINK: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/UConn/English/8378

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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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University of La Verne (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature SpecialistEdit

Assistant Professor of English, British Literature Specialist

Job Description Summary: The University of La Verne is a comprehensive private university founded in 1891 and located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains about 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The Department of English is committed to teaching and scholarly excellence, values a multicultural perspective, fosters a collegial learning community for students and faculty, and actively strives to incorporate cultural diversity and multiculturalism into its mission. Learn more about the university at: http://laverne.edu/.

The Department of English is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a British Literature specialization, to commence fall 2017. The successful candidate will demonstrate strength in British literature across the centuries with a specialty in one or more of the following areas: Linguistics, major periods like Romantic, Renaissance, Contemporary, Post-Colonial or diaspora.

Additional teaching in Multiethnic Literature of Britain, Canada, and the diaspora desired.

Must be student centered with strong service orientation.

Specific Duties: Teaching load is three courses per semester and will include intermediate and upper level literature courses as well as in the writing program.

Professional responsibilities include consistently good teaching, scholarly activities (especially peer-reviewed publications), student advisement, and college and departmental service.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in English from a regionally accredited university required at time of application. Some college teaching experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Location: La Verne Online

Special Instructions: Review of applicants for this position will begin November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.Applications should include a cover letter of interest describing your teaching philosophy and research experience, curriculum vita, representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including several recent course evaluations and course syllabi if available), and letters from three professional references.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/897245

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Bilkent University (TURKEY) - Open Rank position in British LiteratureEdit

The Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, invites faculty applications at all ranks.

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in English literature, a good teaching record, and a clearly defined research agenda. Candidates who can offer specialized teaching but also teaching across the curriculum are particularly encouraged to apply. The starting date for this post is September 2017.

The English Language and Literature Department currently offers an undergraduate program that covers British, Irish, and postcolonial literature and ranges from the medieval period to the present day. We would especially welcome applications from scholars with interests in the medieval period, the eighteenth century, modernism, or contemporary prose.

Bilkent University was founded in 1984 with the fundamental aim of creating a centre of excellence in higher education and research; it was ranked 31st in the 2014 Times Higher Education 100 list of the world’s best young universities (under 50 years of age).

Bilkent University is a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment. Bilkent is a vibrant international community; faculty members come from 40 different countries, and the language of instruction across the university is English. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. 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.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Dr. Patrick Hart (patrick.hart@bilkent.edu.tr) or Dr. Heather Yeung (h.yeung@bilkent.edu.tr).

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a short statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by January 20, 2017 will be given full consideration.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/39634

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