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Bard College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Novel in English (Open Period / Region)Edit

The Division of Languages and Literature at Bard College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Literature for Fall 2019 with a focus on the novel written in English (period and region open). We seek a scholar who can add to the program's existing areas of specialization with a willingness and ability to also teach broadly.

Candidates must have a PhD in hand at the time of application, a developed scholarly record and active research agenda, a demonstrated commitment to teaching, and at least one year of university-level teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum in Literature, to advise Senior Projects, and to contribute to Bard's First-Year Seminar Program. The teaching load is 3-2 courses per year. It is our intention to find an individual who will enrich our curricular offerings, demonstrate scholarly excellence, and work closely and collaboratively with others. The successful candidate will also share the Division's commitment to an active and intentional diversity and will be able to engage and inspire students of all backgrounds and identities.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation by November 15, 2018 through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/52329

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Ben-Gurion University (ISRAEL) - TT Open Rank Position - Pre-1800 British Literature and/or Poetry and PoeticsEdit

The Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel) invites applications for a tenure-track position in literature (open rank) commencing in October 2019. We seek candidates who specialize in British Literature (especially pre-1800 English literature); but candidates specializing in Poetry and Poetics (British or American) are also encouraged to apply. We are a research-intensive department with undergraduate and graduate programs in literature and linguistics (all taught entirely in English). In addition to teaching, faculty members engage in research, supervise graduate students, and contribute to the intellectual and administrative activity in the Department and the University. Although teaching and research are conducted in English, a working knowledge of Hebrew is required to integrate successfully into the University.

Candidates with relevant teaching experience and a strong publication record should submit a cover letter; a CV; a statement of teaching interests; a statement of research interests; a writing sample; and the names and contact information of four referees. Candidates must hold a PhD by the time they take up the position.

Please send inquiries and applications to Prof. Eitan Bar-Yosef, Chair, Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, eby@bgu.ac.il by August 20, 2018. Interviews will take place between November 2018 and January 2019.

The appointment will be based on the candidate’s qualifications as well as the needs of the Department, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/50731

MLA JIL 5/25/18

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Blackburn College (IL) - TT Professor of English (begin Jan 2019)Edit

Blackburn College, a private liberal-arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Professor of English, with primary teaching duties in First Year Writing. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or English, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and at least two years of experience teaching First-Year Writing. Additional courses may be taught in literature, creative writing, and/or gender and women's studies depending on candidate's expertise. Experience working in peer-tutor writing centers strongly preferred, as is interested in joining a campus community that promotes diversity, respect, and inclusion. Blackburn seeks to build an inclusive faculty and administration that can engage the interests of a diverse student population; diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send a letter of application addressing the above expectations and the promotion of a diverse and inclusive campus, CV, a teaching portfolio, and names/addresses/telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three to five references to: Human Resources, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL 62626 or hr@blackburn.edu.

Position begins January 2019. For full consideration, please submit application materials by August 20, 2018. If the position is not filled for January start date, it will remain open until filled for August 2019 start date. The successful applicant must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Blackburn College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Blackburn College is a small, residential liberal arts college noted for its high academic standards. Additionally, Blackburn is one of the eight federally-recognized Work Colleges and has the only work program managed by students. The college has a long-standing commitment to access and affordability, and recently joined the ranks of 70 national colleges and universities to meet student need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The stimulating teaching and learning environment, coupled with the experience and leadership gained through the Work Program, results in an average of 98% of graduates in full-time employment or graduate school within six months of graduation, based on an average 96% survey response rate.

Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois, a small, rural community between Springfield, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri. The college enjoys a very positive relationship with the community. Carlinville has been called one of the "Best Small Towns in America," and is also the seat of Macoupin County, home to the majestic Macoupin County Courthouse. Carlinville offers a slice of small-town Americana, with excellent public schools, brick streets around the town square, many parks, and historical homes and buildings, all within an easy drive of the more urban centers of St. Louis, Missouri and Springfield, Illinois.

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Bucknell University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of English in Sexuality Studies and LiteratureEdit

Bucknell University’s English Department seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in gender and sexuality in literature, with a particular emphasis on queer literature and theory. The department has a non-exclusive interest in candidates who demonstrate intersectional expertise in race, ethnicity, class, nation, colonialism, imperialism, transnationalism, transgenderism, indigeneity, and/or disability. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in English or a related field, demonstrable excellence in teaching, and a robust scholarly program. Candidates will also have an opportunity to contribute to the Race and Literature Concentration of the Literary Studies Program.

There is a 3/2 teaching load, and members of the department teach introductory as well as advanced-level courses. We seek an outstanding faculty member with a demonstrable commitment to undergraduate research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to the liberal arts through teaching courses that emphasize critical writing and are part of the college’s core curriculum.

Application materials include a cover letter, CV, a statement addressing your experience and potential as a teacher, a statement addressing your scholarly interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell's online career center (http://careers.bucknell.edu).

Review of applications will begin on November 5th and continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: Nov. 5

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WV) - TT Asst. Professor of EnglishEdit

West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), part of the WVU system of campuses located in Beckley, WV, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the following employment opportunity:

The College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at WVU Tech seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. We are seeking an outstanding candidate to complement the faculty in a multidisciplinary department of History, English and Creative Arts.

Responsibilities include teaching twelve undergraduate hours per semester of first-year Composition courses. A course in literature may be taught on occasion as needed. Additionally, the successful candidate will actively contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the university. Responsibilities also include committee assignments, participation in professional development, attending regularly scheduled faculty and departmental meetings, and other duties associated with a tenure-track faculty position.

WVU Tech boasts a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17 students, allowing personalized attention in a supportive environment. WVU Tech is ranked first in the state for return on investment and is ranked seventh in the nation in annual ROI for students paying in-state tuition. The campus is in close proximity to several state and national parks and numerous recreational opportunities.

Date of Appointment: August 2019

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018

Please apply at: https://hr.wvutech.edu/employment_opportunities More information about the College of Business, Humanities and Sciences can be found at: http://bhss.wvutech.edu.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in English conferred by August 2019 with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. Candidates must exhibit evidence of effective teaching in composition courses at the college level as well as evidence of scholarly promise. Experience with online instructional technologies and teaching web classes is desirable.

Application Materials must include:

Letter of interest, addressing in part commitment to the teaching of first-year composition
Curriculum vitae
Three letters of reference, addressing progress on a dissertation if applicable
One-page teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of how research interests inform teaching
University transcripts

Additional materials, such as a teaching portfolio and writing sample, may be requested at a later date.

About WVU: At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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Yonsei University (KR) - TT Professor of English Language and Literature Edit

The Department of English Language and Literature at Yonsei University invites applications for a tenure-track professor specializing in English Literature or Writing Studies (one position). This position is located at the Sinchon campus, Yonsei’s main campus in Seoul, South Korea. We are looking for candidates in any field of British or American literature, or in the field of Writing Studies. In the case of Writing Studies, we are looking not for composition teachers, but researchers in rhetoric and composition or philosophy of writing, etc.

Ph.D. required, and candidates with a demonstrated record of research publication and excellent teaching are preferred. Candidates with bilingual English/Korean ability are also preferred.

The successful candidate will propose and maintain a research agenda (in keeping with Yonsei's promotions requirements). The teaching load is 12 hours (usually 4 courses) per academic year, and may include supervision of theses/dissertations and advising.

All applications must be submitted at the following website: http://www.yonsei.ac.kr/sc/recruit/notice02.jsp.

The application deadline is September 7, 2018, with a start date of March 1, 2019. Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Hyungji Park, Department Chair, at hyungji@yonsei.ac.kr.

MLA JIL 07/06/18

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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Kennesaw State University (GA) - Lecturer of EnglishEdit

Kennesaw State University invites applications for a lecturer position in English to teach General Education (first-year composition and sophomore literature). Lecturer positions are non-tenure track but renewable annually. Current teaching load is 5/4 with university service obligation. Ideal candidates will have an academic grounding in Composition and Rhetoric pedagogy and demonstrated skill in teaching college composition. Candidates with experience teaching at KSU are encouraged to apply. Faculty in the department teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online. Experience in teaching and/or certification in hybrid or online formats and pedagogies is recommended.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications): Applicants are expected to have at a minimum a Master of Arts degree in English or a closely related field (Ph.D. is ideal) with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework in English or its foreign equivalent.

Position Status: Regular Faculty

Tenure Track Status: Non-Tenure Track

Terms of Employment: 9-Month

Contract Type: Full-time

Date Position Available: 08/05/2019

Application Deadline Date: 09/16/2018

Questions About Position Opening: If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Sheila Smith-McKoy at ssmithmc@kennesaw.edu or Jenny Sadre-Orafai at jsadreor@kennesaw.edu.

Apply at: https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/5269

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit