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Page for Academic Positions in Early American Literature that begin in 2018.

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See also: English Literature 2017-2018


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American University of Sharjah (UAE) - Assistant or Associate Professor in 19th-Century English LiteraturesEdit

The American University of Sharjah, an internationally ranked and accredited American-style university of 6000 students in the United Arab Emirates, seeks a full-time faculty member in 19th-century English literatures to teach program courses in literature, general education, and critical writing in the Department of English. The Department of English is especially interested in candidates with such interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies as digital humanities, literature and the arts, law and literature, and literature and the environment or culture.

Successful candidates will hold a completed Ph.D. in a relevant field, and will have a strong record of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarly publication, and a demonstrated commitment to productive institutional service. As a university formed on American models, AUS will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application (including a statement of teaching experience and research interests), curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, e-mail: cashr@aus.edu. Completed applications received by November 19, 2017 will be given priority.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/45397

MLA JIL 9/22/17

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Barnard College (NY) - Assistant Professor - 19th c. Poetry and ProseEdit

Barnard College seeks an entry-level Assistant Professor specializing in nineteenth-century poetry and prose. We expect that candidates will have the PhD. in hand by the time of employment. The appointment is to begin on 1 July 2018.

Research and teaching interests in all areas of the field will be considered but we are especially interested in candidates who specialize in transatlantic studies; literature in the context of Britain’s global empire; writing by women; sexuality and gender; the physical culture of texts and related issues of reception; children’s and young adult literature; emerging trends in poetry, prose, and fiction; law and literature; literature and the history of science; nineteenth-century poetics including prosody and voicing; and other interdisciplinary scholarly and critical approaches that engage discourses of gender, race, and class. The strongest candidates will be prepared to teach the Junior Colloquium in the Enlightenment.

Please submit application, CV and cover letter by October 15, 2017 to: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/2991

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Berea College (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - Nineteenth c. American LiteratureEdit

Berea College's English Department announces a tenure-track position with a start date in August 2018. English faculty offer a wide range of courses in literature (both in English and in translation) and in writing, including creative writing and studies in rhetoric and composition. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in American Literature or American Studies at the time of appointment and will demonstrate excellence in teaching American literature, with primary expertise in teaching nineteenth-century American literature, women in literature, and writing. Applicants who also have a specialty in composition pedagogy are desired.

Teaching responsibilities include a 3/3 load, including courses in area of specialization as well as the College's General Education Program. Other responsibilities include continuing professional and scholarly growth, advising, and providing service to the Department and College. The ideal candidate will have an established record of superior teaching at the undergraduate level, display professionalism when interacting with members of the Berea College community, and demonstrate a commitment to carrying out the unique mission of Berea College.

To apply, please send a complete Berea College application form found at http://www.berea.edu/FacApp, a current CV, a cover letter that includes a statement on the attraction to Berea College, most recent transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., a sample of student evaluations or a portfolio), and three letters of recommendation, to engsearch@berea.edu. Deadline for receipt of materials is October 20, 2017.

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Florida Atlantic University (FL) - TT Associate or Assistant Professor of Colonial and Early American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor position to begin August 2018.

The successful candidate will join other recent College hires in Atlantic World Studies.

Teach primarily on the Boca Raton campus, with a minor assignment on the Davie campus.

Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule. Faculty teach and mentor graduate students in the department's Master's Degree programs as well as the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters interdisciplinary Ph. D. program.

Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature, or related field, at time of appointment and publication record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college level.

Candidates must have teaching and research interests in Colonial and Early American Literature. Candidates working in Native Studies, Environmental Studies, and/or Digital Humanities during this period are encouraged to apply.

We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching and committed service.

Substantial investment in the Digital Humanities preferred.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://jobs.fau.edu) by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents.

Our application site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format, and tree letters of recommendation. Every applicant may upload a maximum of 6 documents. The maximum size for each document is 2MB. If you have more than 6 documents to be attached, we recommend that you combine two (2) or more items into one (1) document prior to uploading.

Transcripts for faculty positions must be an official copy scanned into an electronic format and attached to the application. Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to the application.

An unofficial transcript may be used during the hiring process to assure that the prospective faculty member may be credentialed for the courses they are expected to teach. An official transcript sent directly from the institution is required for the Provost's credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost's credential file prior to the first day of class.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057.

In addition to completing the online application, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to English@fau.edu with the subject line "Early American Search."

Quicklink for Posting: http://jobs.fau.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62623

Deadline: Job Close Date: 11-01-2017

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San Jose State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Nineteenth-Century American Literature/Early Ethnic AmericanEdit

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Specialization: Nineteenth-Century American Literature/Early Ethnic American

Job Opening ID (JOID): 24238

Rank: Assistant (Tenure-track)

Required: Ph.D. in American Literature or related field of study by start of appointment. Training in any area of nineteenth-century American literatures. Especially of interest are candidates whose teaching experience or research areas include early ethnic American literatures, such as Native American literatures, early colonial literatures such as Caribbean or Latin American literatures, or closely related fields. Experience teaching undergraduate courses. Demonstrated commitment to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and an emerging record of peer-reviewed scholarship related to the position.

Preferred: Training or interest in: Transatlantic literary traditions; eco-critical or environmental literatures; digital humanities/pedagogies; world literatures. Experience with project-based learning. Interest in the public humanities and/or arts administration.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, including, but not limited to: American literature, primarily colonial or nineteenth-century, a Transatlantic literary survey, and other General Education courses. Participate in service at department, college, and university level, including grading of graduate exams and serving on M.A. theses. Strong teaching, publication record, committee and other service to the department and university will be necessary components of tenure. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 17, 2018.

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, submit an electronic packet via https://apply.interfolio.com/44511 by 9 a.m. on November 6, 2017 that includes: 1. letter of application; 2. curriculum vitae; 3. statement of teaching interests/philosophy; 4. writing sample; and 5. Three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Questions may be directed to Professor Noelle Brada-Williams at english@sjsu.edu.

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University of Georgia (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of English - American Literature and Culture before 1850Edit

The English Department at the University of Georgia announces a search for a tenure-track, assistant professor in American Literature and Culture before 1850, to begin serving as of Fall Semester 2018. The teaching load for faculty is 2/2, combining upper- and lower-division undergraduate courses and graduate instruction and advisement for Master’s and doctoral students. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a solid record of publication, potential for continued scholarly accomplishment, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants will possess a PhD in English, African American Studies, or another American Studies area by July 1, 2018.

We especially welcome candidates whose research and teaching interests involve transatlantic, transnational, or hemispheric perspectives, as well as other innovative approaches, including (though not limited to) studies of print and material culture; race and slavery; empire and settler colonialism; gender and sexuality; the digital humanities; and the environmental humanities. Additional information and applications may be filed online at UGA FacultyJobs: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2831. Qualified candidates should submit the following materials: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, names and email address of three references, and a twenty-page writing sample.

Review of materials will begin on November 1, 2017, and all complete applications submitted by this date will receive full consideration by the members of the Search Committee. The Search Committee Chair is Professor John Lowe and may be reached at jwlowe@uga.edu.

MLA JIL 9/29/17

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Early American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English position with specialization in Early American Literature to begin August 2018. In addition to sophomore-level surveys and upper-level courses in area of specialty, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in the first-year composition program.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in English at time of appointment, along with evidence of successful teaching, a record of scholarship in American literature before 1865, and a commitment to university service.

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applicants must apply online via the UNC Pembroke Online Employment System at https://jobs.uncp.edu. Please attach cover letter, CV, and syllabus for an upper-level course in specialty area.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received no later than November 15, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; incomplete applications will not be considered.

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University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Asst. Professor - American Lit. pre-1800Edit

The English Department at the University of Texas seeks to hire a beginning assistant professor in American literature pre-1800.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a PhD in English or related field in hand by August 2018, documented evidence of teaching excellence and a clearly defined research agenda. The selected candidate will be expected to exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university; to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; to direct graduate research; to direct dissertations, MA reports and honor theses; and to publish actively.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV and three confidential letters of recommendation. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Background check will be conducted on successful candidate.

Closes: Oct 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/45179

Deadline: Oct. 23

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Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Text, Materiality, and Technology (late 17th-early 20th c.)Edit

The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks a scholar-teacher of Text, Materiality, and Technology, specializing in any period of British, American or Anglophone literature from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018. We seek a scholar whose work conceives of texts as material artifacts, and who thinks in fresh ways about how old formats and new technics might illuminate each other. Successful applicants will offer broadly-conceived courses in the field, courses more focused on their areas of expertise, and the English Department’s gateway, “Ways of Reading.” Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to both undergraduate teaching and scholarship. Candidates for this position should be actively engaged in scholarly research and writing and prepared to teach four literature courses per year (two per semester) to undergraduates.

The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in English or related field within one year of hire.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (25-30 pages), (4) evidence of teaching excellence, including course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the cover letter we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information: Applications submitted by October 16, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Liz Tinker, English Department Administrative Assistant at etinker@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2360 regarding questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

APPLY at: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6022

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Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

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

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