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See also: English Literature 2017-2018

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Bucknell University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Modernist LiteratureEdit

Bucknell University’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in the Fall semester of 2018.

We seek a women’s/gender/sexuality studies teacher-scholar with expertise in modernist literature. In addition to courses related to their particular area(s) of expertise, the successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to teach Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and upper-level courses in areas such as history of sexuality, women’s literary history, modernism, and/or feminist theory, as well as courses that contribute to Bucknell’s general education curriculum.

Evidence of teaching excellence is required. The successful candidate must have an active program of scholarship and a track record of active support for diversity and inclusive, innovative pedagogy. A Ph.D. degree is required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications must be submitted online via Bucknell's career site. Applicants should submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, C.V., a course syllabus for Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and a course syllabus for one additional course, teaching evaluations or other evidence of successful teaching as available, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should discuss their relevant experience in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness in the letter of application.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on September 28, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed via email to Prof. Coralynn Davis at cvdavis@bucknell.edu.

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Texas State University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor - British Literature of the 20th and 21st CenturiesEdit

Job Posting Number: 20180030FAC

Job Location: San Marcos

College of Liberal Arts

Department of English

Position Description: Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in British literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Successful applicant expected to maintain active record of publication and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of specialization. Teaching assignment will include core English courses, such as first-year composition and/or introductory literature surveys taught in a large lecture setting. Teaching assignments may include other courses in literature and courses within candidate’s areas of interest. Teaching assignment is 2/2 for first two years, 3/3 thereafter.

Required Qualifications: —Ph.D. in English or closely related field, with degree completed at time of appointment; —Specialization in British Literature of the 20th and 21st centuries; —Demonstrated teaching excellence; and —Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in British literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Preferred Qualifications: —Demonstrated ability in scholarly research on literature of British literature of the 20th and 21st centuries; and —Ability to teach other British literature and/or literary and critical theory, mythology, and core courses in English (first-year composition, large introductory literature surveys).

Application Procedures: Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered (https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20108). For full consideration, please submit the following by November 1, 2017: 1) a letter of application, 2) current curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for three references (to follow curriculum vitae).

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2018

Open Until Filled? Yes

Review Date: 11/01/2017

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University of Denver (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - British/Transatlantic ModernismsEdit

he Department of English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver has eighteen full-time faculty members, offering courses in British, American, and World literatures. Our undergraduate major includes concentrations in English, Creative Writing, and English Education. We also offer an M.A. and a Ph.D. with concentrations in Literary Studies and Creative Writing.

Position Summary: The Department of English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in British/Transatlantic Modernisms. Our department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service.

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Teach five (5) courses per academic year.
Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
Demonstrated potential for very good to excellent teaching.
Ability to meet the department teaching requirements for tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English; or ABD with the expectation that the dissertation will be finished by December 1, 2017 and Ph.D. completed by September 1, 2018.

Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in British/Transatlantic Modernisms.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 15, 2017.

Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through http://www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Clark Davis, Department Chair, at Clark.Davis@du.edu.

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University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - 20-21 c. Poetry, Drama and/or PerformanceEdit

The English Department at the University of Michigan expects to make a tenure-track, assistant professor appointment in the field of 20th- to 21st-century poetry, drama, and/or performance to begin in September, 2018. We take an expansive view of these fields and welcome work that stretches or crosses boundaries of history, genre, method, discipline, region, and canonicity. This is a university-year appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a writing sample, and three letters of reference by September 28th. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.

Further information about the Department of English Language and Literature can be found on our website at http://lsa.umich.edu/english. Click on the “Faculty Job Openings” button on the home page to apply.

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

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