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See also: English Literature 2017-2018, African American 2018 and American Studies 2018

See Ethnic Studies 2017-2018 for interdisciplinary positions.

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Beloit College (WI) - TT Asst. Professor - 20th- or 21st-century Ethnic American LiteratureEdit

The Beloit College Department of English invites applicants for two tenure-track positions to begin August 2018:

Primary expertise in 20th- or 21st-century ethnic American Literature.
Primary expertise in medieval and early modern non-dramatic British Literature.

Desirable secondary areas for these positions are film studies or digital humanities. Both positions require strong background in and commitment to teach expository writing, preferably with emphasis in multimedia composition/rhetoric or ESL. Possible supporting areas of interest are environmental literature, disability studies, medicine and literature, and cognitive science and literary studies. Applicants should clearly identify primary, secondary, and supporting areas of expertise in their letter. Both hires would teach a 5-course load annually, offering a range of courses in the English Department, as well as courses that contribute to the Media Studies Program and the Writing Program. The successful candidates will contribute to all-college programs such as first-year seminars and serve in leadership roles in campus governance.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by August, 2018

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and plans, graduate transcripts, a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, and three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 15th, 2017. Interviews will be held at MLA. Inquiries may be addressed to Francesca Abbate, search chair, at engfacsearch@beloit.edu.

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Bowie State University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. American Literature/Open)Edit

Responsibilities: Teaches 12 credit hours per semester ranging from freshmen composition to upper level undergraduate and graduate courses; advises students; conducts research; serves on departmental, college, and/or university committees; writes proposals for public and private grants; performs other related duties as assigned. This is a full-time, tenure-track position that may require teaching in the evenings and/or weekends.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in one or more of the following fields from an accredited institution is required: American literature, digital humanities, cultural studies, professional writing, Caribbean literature, and new media studies. Minimum of three (3) years of college/university teaching experience preferred. Evidence of strong research capability and a strong, peer-reviewed, scholarly publication record; demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization; knowledge and experience developing and evaluating undergraduate and graduate courses; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, university and community service; excellent communication skills; commitment to the mission of Bowie State University; digital information technology skills a plus, including Blackboard; bilingualism in modern languages is also a plus.

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University is part of the University System of Maryland and is the state’s oldest HBCU. Conveniently located between Washington, D.C, Baltimore, and Annapolis, the campus features a MARC train station for easy commuting. The university has experienced increased enrollment in recent years and is under new leadership with the installment of Dr. Aminta Breaux as Bowie State University’s 10th President.

Salary Range: $58,000 - $60,000

Application: Qualified applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter, a one-page teaching philosophy, official transcript(s), an application, and three (3) professional letters of reference. Submissions without an application will not be considered. Email all documents to the following address (PDFs preferred): JOBS@bowiestate.edu.

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California State University, Los Angeles (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Comparative Ethnic U.S. LiteratureEdit

Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Comparative Ethnic U.S. Literature, Department of English

Starting Date: Fall, 2018

Minimum Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or closely related field from an accredited university is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/16/2018); Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level; Evidence of publication activity, and; Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in multiple periods of comparative ethnic U.S. literature; Specific expertise in Afro-Caribbean, Pacific Rim, and/or Indigenous literature; Focus on environmental justice, and; Knowledge of critical pedagogical and community engagement practices suited to a teacher credential program in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

Duties: The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University's shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University: Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA's dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally. Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 28,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation's first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

Required Documentation: Please submit application materials to Department Coordinator Stephanie Lai at slai8@calstatela.edu. A complete application will include the following, in a single PDF attached to an email: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) list of three professional references, and; 4) a university application for employment ( http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Human%20Resources%20Management/forms/empl_applic_academic.pdf). Finalists will be required to submit: 1) three current letters of recommendation, and; 2) official transcripts.

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

Application: Application Deadline: November 15, 2017. Address requests for information to:

Comparative Ethnic U.S. Literature Search Committee, Department of English, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032.

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Chapman University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor in Literature or Rhetoric - Medieval Studies OR 20-21 c. StudiesEdit

The English Department, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Literature or Rhetoric, beginning August 2018.

Chapman University's English Department offers an undergraduate major that integrates literature and rhetoric, and an MA/MFA dual degree program at the graduate level. We particularly welcome candidates whose scholarship and teaching will integrate and/or connect literature/rhetoric and creative/critical work and further the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. More information about Chapman University is available at http://www.chapman.edu.

Qualifications: Requirements include a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, Rhetoric or a related field by August 2018.

We are seek candidates with a specialization in Medieval Studies OR Twentieth-Century/Twenty-First-Century Studies (with a focus on Latinx Studies, African American/African Diasporic Studies, or Native American Studies).

Expertise in one or more of the following is also welcome: critical theory, global/post- colonial approaches, disability studies, composition studies, critical race studies, ecocriticism, translation studies, book history/media theory, gender and sexuality studies, creative writing, or digital humanities.

We are especially interested in candidates with interdisciplinary approaches and whose research spans fields or genres.

Responsibilities: Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service. The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise student theses, and maintain active research and publication agendas.

Contact Information: Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest, faculty application and curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Joanna Levin, Search Chair at laakso@chapman.edu

Please use “English Faculty Position” as the email subject line. Applications submitted by November 1, 2017 will receive first consideration. Writing samples and dossiers will be requested only after initial review of applications and CVs by the search committee.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program.

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Florida State University (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - Ethnic U.S.-American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Ethnic U.S.-American Literature, specializing in Asian-American or Native American, beginning August 2018. The position is a 2/2 teaching assignment (two courses per semester) with one graduate course per year. The successful candidate would be expected to teach a graduate course in Ethnic U.S.-American Literature. Qualifications

Research and teaching specialization in either (1) Native American literatures or (2) Asian-American literatures. We welcome applications from candidates working in a variety of approaches and areas and comfortable with comparative or interdisciplinary areas of U.S.-American literatures, including intersectional approaches to other ethnic literatures. The applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand by beginning of appointment. Applicants should have a record of publication, prospects of future publication, and evidence of effective teaching.

Contact Info: Questions may be sent to the Search committee Chair, Professor Aaron Jaffe, at english-recruiting@fsu.edu.

Pay Plan: This is a Faculty position.

Criminal Background Check: This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply: If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. A cover letter, CV, writing sample, contact information for at least 3 references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness should be submitted as a single PDF. This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the search committee Chair Professor Aaron Jaffe, and sent to english-recruiting@fsu.edu.

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This position is being advertised as open until filled. A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates will be scheduled in early December.

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Gettysburg College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Multi-Ethnic Lit. of the USEdit

The Department of English at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August, 2018, in multi-ethnic literatures of the US, with a preferred primary specialty in Asian American, Latina/o/x, and/or Native American literatures. We welcome candidates working in any historical period whose work complements the department’s existing offerings in nineteenth-century US literature and twentieth-century US literature and African American literature. Candidates will be expected to teach five courses per year, which will include courses in their specialty and first-year writing, and may include literary theory.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English or comparable field by time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda, be committed to the teaching and advising of undergraduates, and contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and/or community.

Application Details: Please visit our website to electronically submit your cover letter, addressed to Professor Stefanie Sobelle, Search Committee Chair, curriculum vitae, and writing sample: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2342. In addition, applicants should submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. At least one reference must address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.

For full consideration, applications should be received by Nov. 6, 2017. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Sobelle at ssobelle@gettysburg.edu

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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Lehman College, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - American and/or Hemispheric American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Lehman College CUNY invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor, effective August 2018. Candidates must have an active record of research and scholarship, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department seeks an English Ph.D. in American and/or Hemispheric American literature, with command of both historical traditions and contemporaneous writing. It welcomes secondary proficiencies in Latino/Latina or Afro-Caribbean literatures in English; Native studies; critical theory at the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality; migration and globalization studies; and/or the interrelationship of English studies and digital humanities.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in multiethnic American and/or Hemispheric American literature, the successful candidate will be expected to teach core English Department courses in American and British literature, as well as general education and composition courses. The candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarship via conference presentations, journal articles, and book publication, and to provide service to the department, college, university, and community through advising, committee membership, and administrative assignments normally associated with a full-time tenure-track academic appointment. Evening teaching may be required.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York, and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students, preparing them for employment, the professions, and further study. The teaching load is 21 hours (6-7 courses) per year. Service to the college, university, and community is part of the Lehman mission, as is a clear commitment to student engagement, including advisement.

Although the college is strongly teaching-focused, faculty at Lehman are fully engaged in research, scholarship and creative works. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty during the first five years for scholarly development, and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development, travel awards, and research with students. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in English (or a closely related academic field) in hand is required by commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Evidence of commitment to public service is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit http://www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

For technical issues: Contact the service desk by email: service.desk@cuny.edu. If you can, provide screenshots. Please do not provide your User Account password; it is not needed to investigate any issue.

For other questions: For questions about the content of any job posting, please contact the Human Resources department: Recruiting@lehman.cuny.edu.

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2017 and continue until a candidate is identified.

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New York University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Contemporary Multi-ethnic American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at New York University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Contemporary Multi-ethnic American Literature effective September 1st, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

We are particularly interested in candidates who work on Asian American, African American, Latina/Latino, and/or indigenous authors in comparative and/or transnational contexts. Work on women of color feminist methodologies or that crosses interdisciplinary boundaries, such as urban studies or visual studies, is desirable.

The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2018. The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who will bring to their research and teaching the diverse perspectives that come from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an understanding of the experience of those under-represented in higher education. Candidates may include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to the building of a broadly diverse educational environment at NYU. Those wishing to be considered should submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of up to 9,000 words. Materials are to be uploaded via the “Employment” link on the NYU Department of English web site: http://english.as.nyu.edu. All applications will be acknowledged, and the committee will begin reviewing applications on September 18, 2017. The deadline for applications is October 2, 2017.

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Rice University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Asian-American or U.S. Latina/o/x Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of English at Rice University in Houston, Texas invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in either Asian-American literature and culture or U.S. Latina/o/x literature and culture. We welcome applicants working in all sub-fields, periods, and critical approaches, particularly those addressing issues related to race and ethnicity through a multidisciplinary lens. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service.

Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area(s) of specialization. The department's course load is 2:2. Interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association annual meeting in New York City, January 4-7, 2018.

Applications including a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) dissertation or book abstract, (4) writing sample (max. 25 pages), (5) statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation are due by November 1, 2017. Application letters should be addressed to Jose Aranda, Search Committee Chair. Please direct questions to Linda Evans, Department Administrator, at lre1@rice.edu.

Applications must be submitted online.You will be asked to input the necessary information on your evaluators who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email they will be instructed on the process for submitting their letters. To use a dossier service for submission of letters of recommendation, please check with that company for details on how to generate a document email address. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position.

Online App. Form: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11785

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Salisbury University (MD) - TT Assistant Professor of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.Edit

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The English Department at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S. (MELUS). This is a full-time tenure-track position.

Area of Specialization: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (MELUS) with a primary area of specialization in either Asian American, Latina/Latino, or Native American Literatures.

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: Teaching three four-credit courses per semester in introductory Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States as well as upper level courses in primary area of specialization; helping build both the Ethnic and Global Literatures minors and the English major as well as working closely with the implementation of existing courses and the development of new courses; participating in the activities and service of the department and university. Utilization of effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English by time of appointment (MELUS or specific area of specialization mentioned above).

Preferred Qualifications: Secondary interest in American Studies.

Applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin in August 2018. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: a) A letter of application that should indicate the position for which they are applying and then outline education history, teaching experience, and interest (including possible secondary areas of specialization), publication record, scholarly research activities and interests; b) curriculum vitae; and c) three (3) blind letters from professional references provided directly by the reference or by an Online Credential Service Provider sent directly to englishsearch@salisbury.edu. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Chair, Dr. James King at jsking@salisbury.edu. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application on the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send documents via e-mail.

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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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Springfield College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of World Literature (pref. expertise in Latino/a)Edit

Springfield College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of World literature in the Department of Humanities. The College is seeking candidates with experience teaching both contemporary and pre-twentieth century literatures, particularly poetry. Expertise in Latino/a literature is desirable. A strong commitment to equity, diversity and student success is required. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester including first-year writing, advising, and service to and beyond the college.

Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate in English, Comparative Literature, or a related field from a regionally accredited institution and demonstrated excellence in teaching. ABD with degree completion prior to employment date acceptable. Additionally, an active research program or evidence of research potential is expected.

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive Humanics Philosophy - the education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity. For more information, please visit the College's homepage at http://www.springfield.edu.

Initial review of applications will begin November 13, 2017 with an employment date of August, 2018.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statement, and the names and contact information for 3-5 professional references.

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

Online App. Form: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1210401&d=ExternalCareerSite

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SUNY College at Old Westbury (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Multi-ethnic Literatures of the United States (incl. Latinx Lit.)Edit

SUNY Old Westbury is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of English, with a Multi-ethnic Literatures of the United States specialization, to commence Fall 2018. The candidate must have a doctorate in English with a specialization in Multi-ethnic Literatures of the United States, a specialization in Latinx Literature of the United States, a specialization in Migration Studies, and strengths in teaching English Composition. Additional teaching in general U.S.-British Literature desirable. Knowledge of digital humanities desirable. Must be student centered with strong service orientation. Teaching load is three courses per semester and will include intermediate and upper level literature courses and English Composition with opportunities to teach graduate level literature courses. Professional responsibilities include consistently good teaching, scholarly activities (especially peer-reviewed publications), student advisement, and college and departmental service.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate in English with a specialization in the study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States or ABD with expected completion by August 2018; a specialization in Latinx Literature of the United States; a specialization in Migration Studies; and college teaching experience, including in English Composition.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching general U.S.-British Literature; and experience with digital humanities.

Application Instructions:

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, a summary of teaching evaluations, three (3) letters of reference (see below), and contact information (names, email address and telephone numbers) for three (3) references should be submitted online at: https://oldwestbury.interviewexchange.com

Submit three (3) letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) to Human Resources via email at COLELLAL@oldwestbury.edu

Only applications submitted online will be considered.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: December 1, 2017

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SUNY Cortland (NY) - Assistant Professor in American Multicultural Literatures (African American or Latinx)Edit

The State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Multicultural literatures with specialization in African American or Latinx literatures, available fall 2018. Additional expertise in critical race theory, hemispheric studies, or diasporic literatures encouraged. Teaching load includes introductory, advanced, and graduate courses as well as American literature survey. Position may also include appointment as faculty associate with the Africana Studies department.

Required Qualifications: Ph. D. by the time of appointment with specialization in African American or Latinx literatures; record of teaching excellence; evidence of scholarly potential.

Preferred Qualifications: Additional expertise in critical race studies, hemispheric studies, and diasporic literatures encouraged.

For more detailed information and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/1300. Review of application materials will begin October 30, 2017. Please submit an online employment application and attach a letter of application, CV, a two-page dissertation description or research agenda, and contact information for three professional references.

MLA JIL 9/29/17

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Tel Aviv University (ISR) - TT Open Rank Position in 20th-Century and Contemporary American Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University invites applications for a tenure-track, open-rank position in 20th-century and contemporary American literature and culture to commence on October 2018. We seek candidates with proven excellence in research, and a strong commitment to teaching and university service. Applicants with a specialization in ethnic American cultures and/or Jewish American literature are particularly encouraged to apply. While teaching and research are conducted in English, some working knowledge of Hebrew is required to integrate successfully into the University. Candidates must hold a Ph.D by the time they fill the position.

Salary and conditions will conform to Israeli University regulations. Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Tel Aviv University and are subject to the approval of the University authorities.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, which includes a recap of past research achievements and future goals, CV, sample publications, and course suggestions (or syllabi if previously taught) to

Dr. Noam Reisner, Department Chair at reisnern@post.tau.ac.il , or by post to Dr. Noam Reisner, Department of English and American Studies, Tel Aviv University, 30 Chaim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel.

In addition, candidates are asked to obtain three letters of recommendation from scholars which are to be sent directly on behalf of the candidate to the above email or postal address.

The deadline for applications is December 11th, 2017.

The position is open to all candidates. The appointment will be based on candidate qualifications and the Department needs. The Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of the Humanities or Tel-Aviv University are not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.

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MLA JIL 9/11/17

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University of Cincinnati (OH) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - English and Theatre (Modern / Contemporary, pref. Af-Am, Asian-Am and/or Latinx)Edit

The Department of English and Comparative Literature is seeking a candidate prepared to teach undergraduates in both English and Theatre and graduate students working on both scholarly and creative projects. The position provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary work across the College of Arts and Sciences and the College-Conservatory of Music, particularly on programming funded by the Helen Weinberger Center for the Study of Drama and Playwriting.

We are interested in all areas of modern and contemporary drama/performance scholarship, with a preference for those working in one or more of the following areas: African American, Asian American, and/or Latinx drama and performance; queer theory; and digital humanities. Experience with playwriting, performance and/or production would also be a plus. Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching required. The normal teaching load is 2 courses per semester.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : PhD must be completed before the August 15, 2018 starting date.

APPLICATION PROCESS : Create an Applicant Profile at http://jobs.uc.edu and upload your CV/Resume to the profile. Apply to Requisition # 23043 and under the 'Additional Documents' section of the application upload your cover letter and a one page diversity and inclusion statement summarizing your contributions or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion as they relate to teaching, research, and/or mentoring by Nov. 15, 2017. Address your cover letter to Leah Stewart, Head, Dept. of English, University of Cincinnati, ML 0069, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0069. Reference letters, writing samples and a statement of teaching philosophy will be requested from finalists.

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD) - Assistant Professor of MELUS and Assistant Professor of Modern & Contemporary American Literature (2 Positions)Edit

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for two positions at the rank of Assistant Professor for the English Department’s Literature track with a start date of August 2018:

Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (MELUS) and
Modern & Contemporary American Literature

The English Department offers undergraduate tracks in both Literature and Communication & Technology (CT) as well as a Master’s program in Texts, Technologies and Literature. We encourage applications from candidates whose research and teaching expertise engage with issues of diversity. The successful candidate will contribute to a vibrant interdisciplinary department with a strong commitment to research and pedagogy on topics such as disability, race, class, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. Additionally, we seek applicants who can teach a variety of forms, genres, and periods, and who can demonstrate versatility and creativity in how they approach teaching core courses for the major. The teaching load is 2/3, and every junior faculty member is entitled to two course releases in support of research, usually following contract renewal.

In a 2015 ranking of “Most Innovative Schools” by U.S. News and World Report, UMBC is #4 in the nation, joining MIT and Stanford in the top five. As a dynamic public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the campus of UMBC, with almost 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, reflects the wealth of ethnic and cultural diversity in the region. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Applicants for both positions should have a Ph.D in English or related field. Successful candidates should have promising publishing agendas, experience in the classroom, and Ph.D.s in hand by August 2018.

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae with list of relevant coursework, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/45877. In addition, applicants must include a separate statement discussing their commitment to or experience in fostering inclusive excellence. For best consideration, apply by November 3, 2017. Initial interviews will be conducted using Skype. For questions concerning these positions, contact Orianne Smith, Chair, at osmith@umbc.edu.

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University of Michigan, Dearborn (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - 20-21st C. Ethnic and/or Immigrant Lit.(excl. African American) and Creative WritingEdit

The English Discipline at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track in 20-21st Century Ethnic and/or Immigrant literature (excluding African American literature) and Creative Writing, beginning September 2018. Applications from those who teach Arab-American or Latinx literature are particularly welcome.

Ph.D. and/or M.F.A. in hand by August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include courses in Creative Writing and Advanced Exposition, 20th-21st Century literature, introductory literature courses, and/or upper level courses in Ethnic and/or Immigrant literature.

To ensure full consideration for a possible interview at the MLA Annual Convention in January 2018, all application materials must be received by November 17, 2017. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

For the complete position description and instructions how to apply, please visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/44989

The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

University of Michigan-Dearborn shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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University of West Georgia (GA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Multi-Ethnic American LiteratureEdit

UWG’s English Program invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in multi-ethnic U.S. literatures. The position is a 3/3 teaching load on a 10-month schedule, with courses at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as core and First-Year Writing. The position will begin Fall 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS Required: PhD in English or related field, with degree in hand by August 1, 2018. (Non-English degree holders must have at least eighteen hours of graduate work in English.) Evidence of expertise and high-quality work in inter-American Literatures and cultures. Evidence of additional expertise in one or more of the following: African American, Asian American, Caribbean, Chicana/o/x, Latina/o/x, or Native American literatures. Experience teaching at the college or university level and a strong commitment to undergraduate research. The ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Recommended: Evidence of research and/or teaching in areas of film, creative writing, critical race theory and rhetoric, gender and sexuality studies, or postcolonial studies. Commitment to diversity, global engagement, and the free exchange of ideas as demonstrated in teaching, service, and research. Contributions to the University’s mission of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications are accepted online via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/44618) and are requested by November 1. Please submit a CV, letter of interest, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, sample syllabus, and copies of transcripts.

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Dartmouth College (NH) - TT Assistant Professor in Asian American Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Asian American Literature and Culture to begin on July 1, 2018. Core teaching responsibilities will involve undergraduate courses in Asian American literature, media and cultural studies. While we are interested in all approaches related to Asian American Studies, we especially encourage applicants whose research engages with the transnational dimension of Asian American cultural production. Appropriate secondary fields include (but aren’t limited to) critical theory, postcolonial studies, queer theory and gender studies, ethnic studies, performance studies, film and media studies, and creative writing.

Dartmouth’s Department of English and Creative Writing ranges across all periods of literary history and has a strong creative writing program. We are also committed to developing new fields and to rethinking the relationship between critical and creative practices. Beyond the Department of English and Creative Writing, our faculty members participate in research initiatives in the digital humanities and in experiential learning and they regularly consult with and contribute to the college’s many interdisciplinary programs, including the African and African American Studies Program, the Comparative Literature Program, the Native American Studies Program, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Program in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, and the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program.

Dartmouth College combines a commitment to innovative scholarship with dedication to excellent teaching. The Dartmouth student body is diverse by many measures. We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, members of racial, ethnic and religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to Dartmouth’s undergraduate diversity initiatives in research, such as the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in literary studies or another relevant discipline, such as ethnic or cultural studies, at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Please address cover letters to Professor Don Pease. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017. Interviews will be held at the MLA annual convention in New York, or via Skype for those unable to attend the convention.

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/45049

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Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Asian Diasporic Literatures (incl. Asian American)Edit

The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing at Emerson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Asian Diasporic literatures. The appointment begins August 23, 2018. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through ongoing engagement with students both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to traditional research, teaching, and service.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, publishers, and designers with over 80 full- and part-time faculty members, 480 undergraduate majors, and 209 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Asian Diasporic literature (East and South Asian, Asian American and Asian British studies cultures, languages and literatures) or a related field, experience teaching literature at the college level, and evidence of scholarly activity. Desired secondary areas of interest include: critical race theory, contemporary literature taught in translation, global and transnational studies, gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, settler colonial studies, or Asian literatures and literary traditions. A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a residential college environment is essential.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses on the traditions, histories, and theories of Asian Diasporic literatures. The candidate may also teach literary foundations and courses fulfilling a college-wide literature requirement, which could include a first-year seminar. Graduate literature courses for MFA creative writing and MA publishing students may be part of the teaching duties. Experience teaching online classes or a willingness to teach literature in an online MFA program is desirable. In addition to teaching five courses a year, all faculty members advise and mentor students and participate in the college’s system of shared governance.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in Boston’s Literary Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and all 50 states.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, but the position remains open until filled.

LINK to Apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/14851

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Princeton University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Asian American Literature and CultureEdit

Princeton University's Department of English and Program in American Studies invite applications for a joint appointment at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in Asian American literature and culture. We welcome applicants working in all areas, periods, and critical approaches, particularly those addressing issues related to race and ethnicity using a multidisciplinary lens. Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research.

Please apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3441 with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy. Consideration of applications will begin on October 5, 2017; the application deadline is October 15, 2017. Interviews will be conducted at the American Studies Association annual meeting in Chicago, November 9-12, 2017. Alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who are unable to attend the ASA meeting.

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Stanford University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of English, Asian American Literature and Culture or Global Anglophone LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at Stanford University is searching for scholars who research and teach in either of two fields of study: 1) Asian American Literature and Culture or 2) Global Anglophone Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and on the tenure-track. We welcome applications from candidates who employ transnational, diasporic, intersectional, comparative race, postcolonial, decolonial and/or interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature in any period. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in the English Department at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applicants should use the link above to submit an application by November 1, 2017. Applicants should submit online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-30 pages), and at least three reference letters. If applicants cannot send reference letters online, please address them to Professor Alex Woloch, Chair, Department of English, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 460, Rm. 201, Stanford, CA 94305-2087. We expect to interview at the MLA convention.

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University of British Columbia (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor in Transnational Asian LiteraturesEdit

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia - Vancouver seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Transnational Asian Literatures.

We invite applications from specialists working on transnational Asian literatures and cultures. Possible areas of interest include Transpacific and Pacific studies, Global Asian and Asian diasporic literatures, postcolonial writing, or Asian and South Asian Canadian literature. We welcome transnational and comparative perspectives, historical range, the blending of creative and critical modes, and community engagement.

The Department of English is actively renewing its curriculum, aiming both to showcase its traditional strengths, and to enhance research and teaching in new and emerging areas. Current and planned courses that are potentially relevant to this position include Global South Connections; World Literature and Social Movements; Migrations and Transnational Networks; Early Canadian Literature; Asian Canadian and/or Asian Transnational Literature; Canadian Literature; and Indigenous Literature. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27030 by October 15, 2017 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of their published research. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to: english.recruitment@ubc.ca. Review of applications will begin soon after October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Position start date: July 1, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: http://www.english.ubc.ca.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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University of Houston (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Asian American LiteratureEdit

The English Department at the University of Houston is seeking to fill a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Asian American literature. Candidates with a broad background in Asian American culture and/or media studies are especially encouraged to apply. The English Department offers graduate degrees in in Creative Writing, Literary Studies, and Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy, as well as certificate programs in Empire Studies and Translation Studies. Candidates should submit a cover letter, cv, writing sample (20-30 pages), and contact information for at least three reference providers. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Qualifications: PhD in hand by Summer 2018. Demonstrated expertise in Asian American Literature either through a doctoral dissertation or a record of published scholarship in the field.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Writing Samples

Employee Status: Regular/Benefits

Job Posting: Oct 11, 2017, 5:32:38 PM

Online App. Form: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=FAC000366&tz=GMT-04%3A00

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American University (DC) - TT Asst. Professor - Latin American and/or Latinx StudiesEdit

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Latin American and/or Latinx Studies, to begin in Fall 2018. Specifically, we seek applications from candidates engaged in scholarship on Afro-Hispanic/Latinx studies whose research and teaching address the intersection of issues of race, culture, language, and ethnicity that are specific to the Latinx and/or Latin American experience. The successful candidate will teach four courses per year in their area of specialization at the undergraduate and Master’s level, in addition to providing support to core courses in Latin American Studies and Spanish language. Applicants should have a PhD or anticipate PhD completion by August 2018 in relevant fields such as literature, cultural studies, or sociolinguistics.

Applicants should be effective teachers and demonstrate both an established record and ongoing potential for excellence in scholarship. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish is required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate specific interest in the role language plays in formations of race and ethnicity, both with regard to power relations generated between and across cultures in contexts of colonization and migration, and to the emergence of shared cultural and linguistic experiences.

AU is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to Latinx students, the fastest growing population on campus, comprising 11% of AU’s undergraduate student body. We will consider applicants from diverse fields and areas of specializations. Sample areas of expertise include (1) specialization in literature of the Black Atlantic working on subversive narratives of cimarronaje and relating this research to current conversations on US racial formation; (2) specialization in sociolinguistics with a focus on Spanish language use among Afro-Caribbeans and/or other bicultural/bilingual Latinx communities ; or (3) specialization in critical race studies and transnational approaches to examining representations of Latin Americans/Latinxs in popular culture.

The successful candidate’s research will align explicitly with AU 2030’s emphasis on Latin American/Latinx Studies, commitment to diversity, interdisciplinary inquiry, and international understanding. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate collaborative approaches in their research that will help our department strengthen its ties and influence across the university and its various relevant initiatives and centers such as the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, and The Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies Collaborative (which includes the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in Department, School, and University activities and service. Demonstrated commitment to working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment as a faculty member at AU is required. Applicants from historically underrepresented minority and identity groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and benefits are competitive. To ensure the fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will be interviewed at the MLA convention in New York City in January 2018. Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/44192 Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Ethan Goss-Alexander, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-2394 or wlc@american.edu if you have any questions.

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Amherst College (MA) - Open Rank - U.S. Latinx Literature and CultureEdit

The Amherst College Department of Spanish invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment in Latino/Latina/Latinx literature and culture that will begin in July 2018. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The appointee will be expected to teach general courses that engage a broad range of students in Latina/o/x literature and culture, and advanced courses for majors in Spanish and in Latinx and Latin American studies.

The successful candidate will have primary teaching and advising responsibilities in the Department of Spanish, and will work closely with faculty and students in the newly created Latinx and Latin American Studies Program. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Spanish, English, comparative literature, Latino/a/x studies, or a closely related field at the time of appointment; an active research agenda in U.S. Latino/a/x literature and culture; near-native or native proficiency in Spanish and English; and a record of teaching excellence. Preferred qualifications include experience in instruction in Spanish, community-based learning, and global learning.

This is an open-rank search. An appointment at the assistant, or possibly, the associate professor rank, will be tenure track. A senior appointment would be with tenure. Any appointment with tenure will be contingent upon a tenure review.

To apply, candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/43016 the following: a cover letter addressed to Professor Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their writing, a sample syllabus focused on U.S. Latino/a/x literature/culture, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by phone or via Skype in early November.

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Hemispheric American Lit. (pref. 20th/21st C.), incl. Chicano/a or Latino/a Lit.Edit

The English & Foreign Languages Department in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018.

The Position: We seek a faculty member working on Hemispheric American literature (20th/21st C. preferable), with demonstrated interest in Chicano/a or Latino/a literature. The successful candidate will teach courses in the English B.A. and M.A. programs, and contribute to the educational mission of the CSU system and Cal Poly Pomona as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to teach courses in Hemispheric American literature. Ability to teach courses in Chicano/a and Latino/a American literature. Ability to teach courses in literary theory. Demonstrated ability to work in queer theory, gender and sexuality studies, or critical race theory. Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or a closely related field from an accredited university by no later than August 1, 2018. Evidence of effective college or university teaching experience, and the potential to build a strong record of scholarly productivity. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service, and of commitment to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: We further seek candidates who demonstrate interest or ability in any of the following areas: Fluency in a language other than English, particularly Spanish; Comparative indigenous literatures; Creative Writing; Poetry and Poetics; Internship coordination.

Application Procedure: A completed application will consist of: a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; a curriculum vitae; a Student Success Statement about the candidate’s teaching, experiences, successes and challenges in working with a diverse student population (one single-spaced page); a completed application form found here: http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf; a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); a writing sample of your scholarly writing; and three recent (on letterhead, signed and dated within the past two years) letters of reference. Please ask your letter writers to submit them via http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/efl-hem-am-lit-letters.shtml

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 20, 2017. Early response is encouraged. To apply, please go to http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/efl-hem-am-lit.shtml Semi-finalists will be interviewed via video conferencing.

Please address all inquiries to: Hemispheric American Literature Faculty Search Committee, c/o Dr. Liam Corley, Search Chair, English and Foreign Languages Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA 91768. Phone: 909.869.3818 FAX: 909.869.4896 Email: wccorley@cpp.edu

The Department: The English and Foreign Languages Department serves more than 400 undergraduate majors with specialized options in Literature, English Education, Spanish, and over 80 graduate students with options in Literature, Rhetoric/Composition, and TESL. In Fall of 2018, Cal Poly Pomona will convert from a quarter calendar to semesters, with requisite changes in the curriculum, but for more information on our configuration, please visit https://www.cpp.edu/~class/english-foreign-languages/index.shtml.

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Texas A&M University (TX) - Assistant Professor of Latinx and U.S. Multi-Ethnic LiteratureEdit

As part of a cluster hire in Latinx literature and culture (see separate Creative Writing ad), the Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant or advanced assistant level. We are seeking a scholar of Latinx literature, broadly defined, of any time period, with the ability to teach U.S. multi-ethnic literature. The position requires a Ph.D. in English or interdisciplinary field, evidence of teaching experience and publications in Latinx literary and cultural studies. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active program of research and publication, create new courses relevant to their area(s) of expertise and participate in the College of Liberal Arts’ interdisciplinary program in Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies (LMAS). Texas A&M is an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution, and the English Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the university community. With a growing interest in Latinx Studies throughout the College of Liberal Arts, the department is poised to build upon an impressive group of interdisciplinary scholars working in such areas as History and Sociology (which is conducting a related faculty search this year).

Additional interests may include Gender and Sexuality Studies, Hemispheric and Transnational Studies, and Native American Studies. Job responsibilities include teaching (the normal load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate and graduate courses), conducting and publishing creative and/or scholarly work and undertaking appropriate academic service. Texas A&M is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and the department provides support for new faculty to participate in the NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program and other workshops.

To apply: submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages using the MLA / Interfolio Dossier platform. To ensure full consideration for MLA interviews, applications should be uploaded by November 17, 2017. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Juan Alonzo, Search Committee Chair, at jjalonzo@tamu.edu. Interviews will take place at the MLA convention. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://www.english.tamu.edu.

About Texas A&M: A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of only seventeen universities designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, Texas A&M is known for combining academic excellence and cutting-edge research with affordability and a commitment to producing academic, business and civic leaders, and is recognized as a top-25 public university by U.S. News & World Report. The work of humanities faculty at Texas A&M is supported by the Melbern G. Glasscock Humanities Research Center, and by the Texas A&M University Library, which houses special collections in Science Fiction & Fantasy, Texas & Borderlands, Book & Printing History, and Gender & Ethnic Studies (including the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture). Texas A&M is located in College Station, a thriving community known for the quality of its public schools, a strong local economy, and a low cost of living (http://www.cstx.gov/index.aspx?page=3884). College Station is a two hour drive from Houston and Austin, and three hours away from San Antonio and Dallas.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/45919

MLA JIL 10/6/17

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Texas A&M University (TX) - TT Adv. Assistant or Associate Professor of Creative Writing (Fiction) and Latinx StudiesEdit

As part of a cluster hire in Latinx literature and culture (see related ad), the Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the advanced assistant or associate level. We are seeking a fiction writer with a proven record of well-placed creative publications, excellence in diverse and innovative teaching, and relevant administrative expertise. The position requires a PhD in Creative Writing or English (additional MFA preferred).

The successful candidate will maintain an active publication record and provide leadership for the department’s Creative Writing program. Texas A&M is an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution, and the English Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the university community. With a growing interest in Latinx Studies throughout the College of Liberal Arts, the department is poised to build upon an impressive group of interdisciplinary scholars working in such areas as History and Sociology (which is conducting a related faculty search this year).

Job responsibilities include teaching the introductory course in creative writing, the writers’ studies seminar, fiction workshops, and courses in Latinx literature and culture (the normal load is 2/2 and includes undergraduate and graduate courses); publishing and presenting creative work; and undertaking appropriate academic service. Texas A&M is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and the department encourages new faculty to participate in the NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program and other workshops

To apply: submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages using the MLA / Interfolio Dossier platform. To ensure full consideration for MLA interviews, applications should be uploaded by November 17, 2017. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Juan Alonzo, Search Committee Chair, at jjalonzo@tamu.edu. Interviews will take place at the MLA convention. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://www.english.tamu.edu.

About Texas A&M: A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of only seventeen universities designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, Texas A&M is known for combining academic excellence and cutting-edge research with affordability and a commitment to producing academic, business and civic leaders, and is recognized as a top-25 public university by U.S. News & World Report. The work of humanities faculty at Texas A&M is supported by the Melbern G. Glasscock Humanities Research Center, and by the Texas A&M University Library, which houses special collections in Science Fiction & Fantasy, Texas & Borderlands, Book & Printing History, and Gender & Ethnic Studies (including the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture). Texas A&M is located in College Station, a thriving community known for the quality of its public schools, a strong local economy, and a low cost of living (http://www.cstx.gov/index.aspx?page=3884). College Station is a two hour drive from Houston and Austin, and three hours away from San Antonio and Dallas.

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MLA JIL 10/6/17

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Texas State University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor - Chicanx LiteratureEdit

Job Posting Number: 20180028FAC

Job Location: San Marcos

College of Liberal Arts

Department of English

Position Description: Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in Chicanx literature. Successful applicant expected to maintain active record of publication and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in area 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, with preference given to US Latinx literature, Caribbean, Central and/or South American literature (Anglophone or in translation), and/or children’s and young adult literature. Teaching load is 2/2 first two years, 3/3 thereafter. Appointment begins Fall 2018.

Required Qualifications: —Ph.D. in English or closely related field that meets accreditation requirements (minimum 18 graduate hours in English), with degree completed at time of appointment; —Specialization in Chicanx literature; —Demonstrated teaching excellence; and —Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in Chicanx literature.

Preferred Qualifications: —Demonstrated ability in scholarly research on Chicanx literature and culture; and —Ability to teach other literature, such as US Latinx literature, Caribbean, Central and/or South American literature (Anglophone or in translation), children’s and young adult literature, as well as 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/20111). 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 Massachusetts Lowell (MA) - Assistant Professor in Latinx LiteratureEdit

The English Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Latinx Literature. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship is informed by comparative transnational approaches such as Literature and Culture of the Americas, Diaspora Studies, or Hemispheric American Studies.

The UMass Lowell English Department is a dynamic, growing program with approximately 400 undergraduate majors across five concentrations. The successful candidate will teach surveys of American, Ethnic American, and/or World literatures; the introduction to the major; and intermediate- and upper-level courses in Latinx literatures. The teaching load is 3/2 or 2/2 based on levels of research productivity, and all tenure track faculty are eligible for a pre-tenure sabbatical.

UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world— solving real problems and helping real people— by providing an affordable high-quality education. Our campus is bursting with energy— enrollment is up, new academic programs are being launched, and new facilities are being acquired and are under construction. US News and World Report ranks UMass Lowell among the top 200 research universities in the country, and our rankings have been consistently rising. Just 25 miles north of Boston, UMass Lowell faculty benefit both from the rich cultural and community life of the city of Lowell as well as from participation in the broader academic networks in metropolitan Boston.

Minimum Qualifications (Required): Ph.D. in English or related field required by start date of September 1, 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a CV, cover letter, and 20-30-page writing sample. * Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. The references will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hardcopy letters will not be accepted.

Completed Applications received by Oct. 20, 2017, will receive first consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Contact: University of Massachusetts Lowell

Online App. Form: http://explorejobs.uml.edu/lowell/en-us/job/493604?lApplicationSubSourceID=11250

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University of Nevada, Reno (NV) - TT Asst. Professor - U.S. Latinx and/or Chicanx LiteraturesEdit

The University of Nevada, Reno announces an entry-level tenure-track position in twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Latinx and/or Chicanx literatures to begin fall semester of 2018. The position will be a joint appointment in the English Department and the Gender, Race, and Identity Program. Applicants possessing or expecting PhDs in English, Latinx or Chicanx Studies or related fields no later than July 1 2018, are invited to apply. Secondary areas of specialization might include cultural studies, critical race theory, border theories and literatures, indigenous studies and literatures, feminist theory, queer theory, globalization and citizenship, migration, environmental humanities, visual studies, and film studies.

The teaching load will be shared equally between English and GRI and will include both undergraduate and graduate courses. Faculty who teach and mentor graduate students and engage in scholarly research typically have a 2/2 load.

The GRI program offers a major in Women’s Studies, as well as minors in Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Religious Studies, and Holocaust, Genocide, and Peace Studies, and a graduate certificate in Gender, Race and Identity Studies. We are actively developing new curriculum, with emphases in Latinx Studies and Indigenous Studies. The English department supports interdisciplinary work and offers undergraduate degrees in literature, writing, and linguistics, as well as MA, MFA, and PhD degrees.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s top tier of “best national universities.” Our student enrollment of some 22,000 includes nearly 3,000 graduate students. Nearly half of incoming students identify as being from an underrepresented group. In accordance with the university’s land grant, tier one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service in a multicultural environment.

The university has a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art and music scene. Known for its proximity to the Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is close to Sacramento and San Francisco and has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications: An active and promising research agenda is expected, as are experience and promise as an excellent teacher. The PhD must be completed no later than July 1, 2018. Successful candidates must be able to teach twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Latinx or Chicanx literatures and must demonstrate an ability to support the university’s commitment to inclusiveness.

Preferred Qualifications A track record of campus programming or community engagement is preferred, including experience developing Latinx curriculum and programming and mentoring.

Contact Information for this Position: Jen Hill, Search Chair, jmhill@unr.edu

Jasmine L Hankey, Search Coordinator: jhankey@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants: By October 18, 2017, electronically submit a detailed letter of application that includes a statement on how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service; CV; and contact information for three professional references.

Applicants may be contacted later for a writing sample and teaching philosophy.

Apply at: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25955

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Columbia University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Native American and Indigenous StudiesEdit

The Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER) at Columbia University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies to be shared between the two units. We seek a candidate whose work is attentive to issues of indigeneity, race and ethnicity and grows from an engagement with literary works; these works may include cinematic or other visual texts. We encourage candidates from all relevant areas, periods, and geographies of specialty within the fields of Native American and Indigenous Studies to apply. Teaching responsibilities will be divided equally between the English Department and CSER. Ph.D. must be awarded by July 1, 2018. All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include a cover letter, current CV, dissertation abstract, and writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages. Applicants also should arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded into RAPS. For more information and to apply, please go to https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65161 The review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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Oklahoma State University (OK) - TT Assistant Professor in Native American and Indigenous LiteraturesEdit

The English Department at Oklahoma State University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Native American and Indigenous literatures of any period. The faculty member would teach two courses a semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct research in her/his field of specialization. There are also opportunities for associate editorship of American Indian Quarterly and interdisciplinary collaboration with the American Indian Studies Program, the Center for Sovereign Nations, and the American Studies Program. This position is key to Oklahoma State’s land-grant mission of engaging communities, including tribal nations, within and beyond the university. Oklahoma State University consistently ranks among institutions with the highest number of Native American graduates. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2017. We will continue, however, to accept applications until the position has been filled. Candidates who will have completed their PhD by August 2018 should submit letter of application, cv, writing sample, and dossier, including three letters of recommendation and transcript, through Interfolio using this link https://apply.interfolio.com/45703.

This position is contingent upon availability of funding. Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity and the employment of qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

MLA JIL 9/29/17

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University of California Los Angeles (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Native American LiteratureEdit

The Department of English at UCLA invites applications for a tenure-track position in Native American Literature, with rank ranging from assistant professor through early associate professor. We welcome candidates whose teaching, research, and service reflect a commitment to diversity and excellence. Candidates should demonstrate engagement with interdisciplinary approaches and topics such as sovereignty and indigeneity, print and material culture, works in translation, non-alphabet-based indigenous forms of writing, visual culture, oral traditions, ecocriticism, gender and sexuality, hemispheric and global perspectives, first contact and trans-border/intercultural contact, exploration and settler colonialism, ethnomusicology, anthropology, law, cultural heritage and repatriation, and language preservation and revitalization. The Department also welcomes creative writing candidates specializing in fiction or non-fiction who can teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the scholarly field.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 20-page writing sample, and three letters of recommendation via the UCLA Recruit system at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03223. Application dossiers are due by November 15, 2017; interviews will be conducted via teleconferencing. The position is subject to final administrative approval.

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Native American StudiesEdit

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES. The Department of American Culture and the Native American Studies Program (NAS) at the University of Michigan invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Native American Studies. We seek qualified scholars in all fields with either disciplinary or interdisciplinary training. The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on the United States as well as those who use comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the United States. Scholars whose work intersects with gender and sexuality studies, visual culture, literary studies, critical race studies, new media, or heritage language revitalization (especially Ojibwe or other Algonquian languages) are of particular interest, but scholars with expertise in any area of Native American studies will receive full consideration.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences is required prior to appointment. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should submit application materials via email attachments to ac-position@umich.edu under the subject line “NAS Position.” Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file): 1. Cover Letter addressed to the Chair, NAS Search Committee: Please be sure the cover letter includes your name and address & your email address and phone number. 2. Curriculum Vitae Please be sure your CV includes: College attended and degree obtained; Graduate institution, degree obtained and name of Ph.D. advisor; Post-doctoral institution and name of mentor (if applicable); Honors received; Research and Teaching Experience; List of publications. 3. Statement of current and future research plans. 4. Writing sample (no more than 25 pages). 5. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience. 6. Evidence of teaching excellence: institutional teaching evaluations, course syllabi, teaching awards. 7. Statement of activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion in Academia.

Recommendation Letters: Applicants should arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to ac-position@umich.edu directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.

Confirmation: Upon receipt of your application you can expect an email acknowledgment with a request and instructions to submit a voluntary survey to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Application Deadline for full consideration is September 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

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University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV) - TT Asst. Professor - Native American/Indigenous LiteraturesEdit

The Department of English at UNLV seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Native American/Indigenous literatures [18517]. Appointment will begin fall 2018, and applicants must have Ph.D. in English or related discipline by time of appointment.

The teaching load includes undergraduate and graduate courses in and beyond area of specialization. Though we invite applications from candidates with expertise in any historical period or subfield, we are especially interested in those with strengths in one or more of the following areas: critical race theory; hemispheric and/or transnational literatures; gender and sexuality; and/or environmental criticism.

The English Department at UNLV houses several scholarly and creative journals, including MELUS (journal of The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), and the College of Liberal Arts is home to a robust, multi-disciplinary community of scholars in American Studies. The English Department is also closely affiliated with the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI), an international literary center bringing writers into the heart of public life.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the most ethnically diverse campus in the United States and by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), UNLV is continually working to expand the diversity of its faculty. The Department of English is actively committed to promoting equity and diversity, seeking faculty whose teaching, research, writing, and life experiences will help to sustain and extend these core values.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and C.V. Though the search will remain open until the position is filled, priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017.

Skype interviews will be conducted in December.

Applications should be addressed to Kelly J. Mays, Search Committee Chair, and submitted online at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's online applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu. For other questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair at kelly.mays@unlv.edu.

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - 20-21 c. American Lit. with sub-spec. in Native American Lit.Edit

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 20th/21st-century American Literature and sub-specialty in Native 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/Native American literature, 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 Victoria (CAN: BC) - TT Assistant Professor - Indigenous Literatures and CulturesEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures with a strong focus on Indigenous literary practices and literary studies and on Indigenous pedagogies and ways of knowing as well as with an interest in collaborative engagement with Indigenous communities. Given its location, the Department’s greatest need exists in the area of North American Indigenous literary practices and studies. In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates in this group are asked to self-identify. 

The University of Victoria, one of Canada’s leading comprehensive institutions with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, is located on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. The University is known for its diverse Indigenous faculty and staff from both local communities and around the world. In January 2017 the University adopted an Indigenous Plan in response to current Indigenous student enrolment and programming, the goals, aspirations and concerns of Indigenous students and faculty, and the wishes and needs of Indigenous community members. The Department of English shares the University’s commitment to supporting Indigenous faculty, staff, and students, and to enhancing its Indigenous focus. 

The successful applicant will join an exciting, collegial department with an excellent record in teaching and research in both traditional and emerging areas. The Department is strongly committed to excellence and equity as well as to increasing the diversity of approaches and perspectives in research and teaching. Tenure-track and tenured faculty have a 2/2 teaching allocation. All tenure-track and tenured faculty are expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, to maintain an active agenda of research, and to participate in university, professional, and community service.

The appointment will be effective 1 July 2018.

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Utah Valley University (UT) - TT Asst. Professor - Western American Literature and Culture, spec. Native American or Indigenous Studies and/or Folklore StudiesEdit

The Department of English and Literature at Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Western American literature and culture, specializing in Native American or Indigenous Studies and/or Folklore studies, to begin August, 2018.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise includes one or more of the following areas of specialization: ecocriticism and/or environmental humanities, race/ethnicity studies, American folklore broadly conceived, postcolonialism, and contemporary theory and criticism. Successful candidates will situate their teaching and scholarship with respect to UVU's emphasis on Engaged Learning and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

Screening of applications begins November 6th. Initial interviews with selected candidates will be conducted via Skype in early January. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy. Apply at: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/3581.

Please call Human Resources at 801-863-8207 if you need assistance with the application. If you have questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Nathan Gorelick, at nathan.gorelick@uvu.edu.

Utah Valley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled/Equal Access Employer. Utah Valley University is committed to an inclusive hiring process and the welcoming of diverse candidates.

MLA JIL 10/6/17

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

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