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Pre-1800 Position at UNC Asheville

The Department of Literature and Language seeks to fill a tenure-track position in literature. Candidates should have Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature in hand by Aug. 2013. Candidates should demonstrate the capacity to develop a generalist breadth to suit the needs of a small, interdisciplinary department with a curriculum spanning British and American as well as world literature in translation. Needs in the department include candidates prepared to teach non-Western and pre-1800 literatures. Projected course offerings include composition, introduction to literature, historical surveys, and ethnic and minority literatures. Consideration will also be given to candidates with demonstrated experience or potential for leadership in serving our institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to programs outside the department such as our Integrative Liberal Studies program—UNC Asheville’s interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum, required of all our undergraduates—as well as the Humanities Program, Africana Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts university in the North Carolina system, with a dynamic and interdisciplinary Literature and Language Department, located in one of the most livable regions in the country. UNC Asheville is committed to diversity, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, UNC Asheville does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race and ethnicity, age, religion, disability, socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, national origin, culture and ideological beliefs.

Application procedure: send application letter of about 500 words, highlighting your fit with our needs, your electronic dossier including 3 letters of recommendation, and a statement of your teaching philosophy to Dawn McCann, Department Assistant, at Only electronic submissions will be considered. Interviews at MLA convention.

Closing Date for applications: October 22

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