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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Anglophone Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (1660-1800) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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 to hire a faculty member working on transnational, Anglophone literature of the long eighteenth century (1660-1800). 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in English (or a closely related field such as Comparative Literature) from an accredited university by no later than August 1, 2018.
Ability to teach Anglophone literature—including surveys of British literature.
Ability to teach courses in literary theory, in particular gender studies.
Evidence of effective college or university teaching experience to a diverse population
Evidence of current and potential ability to build a strong record of scholarly publication.
Demonstrated ability to contribute excellence of a diverse academic community through research, teaching and/or service, and of commitment to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Preferred/ Desired Qualifications:

Evidence of one or two subspecialties in any of the following areas such as: 1) transnational or transatlantic studies, 2) Milton and his contemporaries, or 3) the rise of the novel.
Evidence of any additional experience with internship programs, English Education at the secondary level, or comparative literature is desirable.

Application Procedure: To apply, please go to: http://www.cpp.edu/~class/open-positions/applications/efl-transnational.shtml A completed application will consist of the following:

a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience as well as 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 at the link: http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf;
a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists);
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-transnational-letters.shtml

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 20, 2017. Early response is encouraged. Semi-finalists will be interviewed via video conferencing.

Please address inquiries to: Long Eighteenth-Century Transnational Literature Faculty Search Committee, C/o Dr. Liliane Fucaloro, Search Chair, English and Foreign Languages Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA. 91768. Phone: 909.869.3834 FAX: 909.869.4896 Email: lfucaloro@cpp.edu

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Chapman University (CA) - Full Professor - English Restoration Literature and Political EconomyEdit

Chapman University seeks applications for a Full Professor position in the Department of English, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, to be affiliated with the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, beginning August 2018.

The mission of the Smith Institute is to reintegrate the study of the humanities and economics in the spirit of Adam Smith, author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, and to recombine research and undergraduate education as a discovery process in the spirit of Vernon Smith, the progenitor of experimental economics.

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. More information about the University is available at http://www.chapman.edu.

Qualifications: Candidates will have a Ph.D. in English and will show evidence of excellent teaching and an active research agenda.

The area of specialization for the appointment is the English Restoration. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of classical political economy (Adam Smith) and a research agenda that includes investigating questions at the intersection of economics and English literature. The area of competence is open.

Responsibilities: The candidate will develop and maintain an active line of research in English literature and build bridges between the Department of English, the Argyros School of Business and Economics, and the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy.

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in English and other upper and lower division courses depending on teaching interests and competence.

Contact Information: Qualified applicant should electronically submit a letter of application, faculty employment application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation with contact information to: Dr. Jan Osborn, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of English & Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, Chapman University at sanordrum@chapman.edu

Please use “Professor of English: English Restoration” in the email subject line. Applicants should be sure to identify their fit with the Smith Institute's mission.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.

LINK: https://webfarm.chapman.edu/jobs/job.aspx?id=881

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Durham University (UK) - Assistant Professor in 18th and/or 19th Century LiteratureEdit

Based in our prestigious English department which is consistently rated to be one of the best in the UK, this enticing role combines the dual strands of teaching with research. Supporting our endeavours to maintain our international reputation for producing world-leading research outputs, you will develop research projects, and develop teaching modules relating to Eighteenth and/or Nineteenth Century Literature in English. Focusing on genres such as poetry and drama, your work will predominantly concentrate on England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, but research that highlights dialogue between this writing and the writing of other countries would also be relevant. Working to further the knowledge of undergraduate and MA students, you will assess their work and impart your knowledge in creative ways across tutorials, seminars and lectures. You will also be tasked with supervising PhD students, and leading research groups.

You’ll need: A good first degree with a PhD in English (or a related subject). Evidence of world-class research (or the potential to achieve this) in Eighteenth and/or Nineteenth century literature in English, and the enthusiasm to pursue research projects that complement the strengths of the department. The confidence to teach students at all levels and in groups of varying sizes, and provide a high standard of assessment. The commitment to attract and supervise PhD students, including their dissertations. A comprehensive research plan, with the channels to successfully apply for funding and evidence of research impact beyond your institution. Excellent teaching skills, with the creativity to tailor and deliver interesting seminars and lectures with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA. Outstanding communication skills with the willingness to contribute to collegial and administrative activities as required. Candidates who would like to apply for the position as a grade 7 post aren’t expected to fulfil all the above criteria, but you are encouraged to apply for this role if you feel you have the potential to achieve these standards.

Location: Durham

Salary: £32,044 to £46,924

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Placed on: 14th September 2017

Closes: 3rd November 2017

Job Ref: ENGL18-5

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Ithaca College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (incl. Romanticism/Gender Studies) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Ithaca College invites applications for a tenure-eligible position in British Literature of the Long 18th Century/Romanticism, with additional research/teaching expertise in Gender Studies. In addition, a subspecialty in poetry is desirable. The successful candidate will have proven teaching ability, will demonstrate scholarly accomplishment and the potential for future research, and will be committed to efforts to build a diverse and inclusive academic community. The teaching responsibilities are 3/3, and may include advanced courses in the Long Eighteenth Century/Romanticism, courses offered in concert with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Introduction to Poetry, as well as introductory courses of the candidate’s design.

Qualifications: PhD in English or related field in hand by August 1, 2018

Interested individuals should apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/ . Under separate cover, send three letters of reference to Dan Breen, the department chair, either electronically (dbreen@ithaca.edu) or by USPS (Dan Breen, Department of English, 302 Muller Faculty Center, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA), by November 1st.

Ithaca College is a selective, private comprehensive college located in the desirable, vibrant college town of Ithaca, New York. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive intellectual social environment, and we encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017

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Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English faculty position in the Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Position Responsibilities: Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the Department of English with a specialty in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture. The position begins August 2018. Candidates will be on a 3-3 semester load. We especially welcome candidates with additional expertise in one or more of the following areas: print culture; digital humanities; ecocriticism; or science studies. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service, is expected of all faculty members in KSU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It would also be beneficial if an applicant has familiarity and experience working with diverse students. Faculty in the department teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

Required Education, qualifications, and experience: An earned Ph.D. in English or a related field, or the foreign equivalent, is required, and a record of research or indication of publication potential is essential. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Apply at: https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/4263

Application Deadline Date: 10/16/2017

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  • SC reported over 100 applications

Lewis-Clark State College (ID) - Assistant Professor of English (spec. 18th c. British Lit. and Romanticism)Edit

Lewis-Clark State College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English.

Salary and rank based on experience and qualifications: $48,500 - $49,500

Degree Requirement: PhD in English (or related field) at start of employment.

Required Qualifications:

PhD in hand at beginning of employment (August 2018);
Background in 18th-century British Literature and Romanticism;
Ability to teach general education (core literature and first-year composition) courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to teach women's literature and/or ancient literature;
Experience with on-line teaching platforms.

Responsibilities: Typical (4/4) teaching load is split between general education (core literature and first-year composition) and program courses, and will include some on-line. An active program of scholarship and collegiality are expected. Advising and service responsibilities as assigned.

Application Procedure: Please upload the following documents: Letter of Application; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Teaching Philosophy; 3 Letters of Recommendation. Priority review of applications will begin on November 13, 2017 and remain open until filled.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check. LCSC is an EEO/AA/VETS employer.

Apply at: https://lcsc.applicantpro.com/jobs/650481-1423.html

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Rutgers University (NJ) - Assoc. or Full Professor - Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (1660-1789)Edit

The Department of English at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is pleased to invite applications for a tenured position in the literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (1660-1789) at the rank of advanced Associate Professor or above.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in English and a strong record of distinguished teaching and scholarly publication. The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in the Department and University, including research and the regular teaching of both undergraduate and graduate students.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should submit a letter of interest addressed to Professor Colin Jager, Department Chair, along with a current curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/46041

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Saint Mary’s College of California (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Anglophone and 18th-Century Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of English, with expertise in Anglophone literature and the long 18th Century. We especially welcome candidates working in the critical study of race and empire, the British Romantics and/or the development of the British novel. Ability to contribute to interdisciplinary programs, such as Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, is preferred.

Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates for human fulfillment consistent with its liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian traditions. The College’s practices and policies reflect a commitment to inclusive excellence and a community in which all are valued, respected and supported.

Standard teaching assignment is six courses annually; the position includes courses in 18th-century and Anglophone literature, lower-division English courses, and first-year composition. Faculty are also expected to teach in the College’s Core Curriculum, January Term, and Collegiate Seminar Programs. Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature, or doctoral candidacy with expectation of degree by June 1, 2018.

For full details, including qualifications, responsibilities, salary range, starting date, and how to apply, please see our on-line posting and application portal at https://apply.interfolio.com/44682. Questions may be directed to department chair, Molly Metherd, at mmetherd@stmarys-ca.edu.

Deadline: Consideration and review of applications will begin immediately. The position closes October 15, 2017 EST.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/44682

Deadline: Oct. 1; Oct. 15 Oct. 19?

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Southern Methodist University (TX) - D.E. Hughes Chair of English (Full Professor) - British Lit. 1700-1900Edit

The Department of English at Southern Methodist University invites outstanding applicants for a tenured Full Professor appointment for the D.E. Hughes Chair beginning Fall 2018. The department is especially interested in applicants with expertise in British Literature, 1700 – 1900, experience in mentoring doctoral candidates, and a commitment to interdisciplinary research. At SMU, the English Department is one of the largest in the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, and funding for this position is provided by the generous support of the Hughes Family Trust. Candidates must bring a demonstrated commitment to teaching, at all levels, and a strong record of scholarly publications, research funding, and professional engagements. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in English or related discipline at the time of the appointment. Applications may be submitted electronically (pdf format preferred) or by mail and should include a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to Darryl Dickson-Carr, Chair, Department of English, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750435, Dallas, Texas 75275-0435 or via email to dcarr@smu.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Southern Methodist University will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/45113

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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St. Mary's University (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor of English - 17th and 18th Century LiteratureEdit

St. Mary’s University, an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in the Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education, invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century English Literature commencing July 1, 2018. St. Mary’s is the only unaffiliated Catholic university in western Canada and is celebrating its 30th year as an educational institution.

Located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, our students are inspired to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has over 900 full- and part-time students, 80 full- and part-time faculty, and an average class size of 25. The university has grown by over 50% in the last five years alone.

This position requires a versatile teacher with diverse interests who is able to teach and develop a wide range of courses, including both halves of the British Literature survey. We particularly welcome applicants who have a secondary research or teaching interest in one of the following: drama and performance; gender and/or queer theory; postcolonial or Indigenous studies; media studies. Teaching load is 3/3.

Applicants must have a PhD in English by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will display evidence of excellence in teaching and research potential by submitting a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations, and sample syllabi. Evidence of research potential is to be demonstrated by the submission of a statement of research interest and writing sample.

St. Mary's University offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits program. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants are to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, statement of research interest, writing sample, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by e-mail to hr@stmu.ca with the subject line Assistant Professor of English by November 15, 2017.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

St. Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit, is committed to diversity and employment equity, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities, sexual minority groups, and persons with disabilities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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  • Has this search been cancelled? No longer showing up on the MLA JIL, ad removed from the university's HR website.
  • --No idea if this has been cancelled, but I applied yesterday (I believe the ad showed up on the university website then, but not MLA JIL). Could always send your materials to the email address listed (teaching dossier, per the ad that's now down, to include statement of teaching philosophy, evaluations, and syllabi I think). [posted ~ 11/15]
  • As a member of the faculty at this institution, I can confirm that the search has NOT been cancelled. 

Texas State University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor - British Literature of the Long 18th Century (1688-1830) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Job Posting Number: 20180029FAC

Job Location: San Marcos

College of Liberal Arts

Department of English

Position Description: Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in British literature of the long 18th century (1688-1830). 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. Teaching assignment is 2/2 for first two years, 3/3 thereafter.

Required Qualifications: —Ph.D. in English or closely related field, with degree completed at time of appointment; —Specialization in British literature of the long 18th century (1688-1830); —Demonstrated teaching excellence; and —Background and/or experience commensurate with the position of assistant professor and sufficient to teach graduate courses in British literature of the long 18th century (1688-1830).

Preferred Qualifications: —Demonstrated ability in scholarly research on literature of the long 18th century (1688-1830); and —Ability to teach other British literature after 1830 and/or any of the following: literary and critical theory, mythology, and core courses in English (first-year composition, large introductory literature surveys).

Application Procedures: Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered (https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20109). 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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Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Text, Materiality, and Technology (late 17th-early 20th c.) - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: Oct. 16

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Wichita State University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor - British Lit. of the Long 18th c. - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Wichita State University is now accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship specializing in British literature of the long eighteenth century, with an emphasis on poetry or prose, to begin in fall 2018. The requirements for the position are: a Ph.D. at the time of appointment; a record of successful teaching with a diverse student body; the ability to teach both poetry and prose; and strong evidence of scholarly promise. Teaching experience as an instructor of record, a record of publication, and a commitment to innovative pedagogy (online instruction, applied learning, etc.) are preferred. Desired areas of specialization include world or multicultural literature, digital humanities, ecocriticism, science studies, and/or earlier periods of British literature. The position entails teaching three courses per semester, maintaining an active research agenda, and performing service duties for the department, the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the university. Candidates will be expected to teach survey courses in early English literature, genre courses in poetry and/or prose, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate seminars in areas of their expertise, and will direct MA theses. All faculty teach introductory literature courses and composition as needs arise. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission, and Values and to help foster an environment rich in diversity of culture, thought, and experience. Candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and empower a diverse student population.

The deadline for application materials, consisting of a cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio, letters of recommendation, and a 15-page writing sample is November 3. Candidates must apply online and submit materials other than letters of recommendation at http://jobs.wichita.edu. Letters should be sent to english@wichita.edu.

Salary is competitive. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Retaliation against an individual filing or cooperating in a complaint process is also prohibited. Sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Complaints or concerns related to alleged discrimination may be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity or the Title IX Coordinator, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138; telephone (316) 978-3187. Wichita State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/46174

MLA JIL 10/13/17

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Yale University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Eighteenth C. British LiteratureEdit

The Department of English Language and Literature seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in eighteenth-century British literature, beginning July 1, 2018. Ph.D. by July 1, 2018 preferred. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Please submit a letter of application, your c.v., a two-page dissertation abstract, at least three letters of recommendation, and a 25-page writing sample prepared for anonymous review to http://apply.interfolio.com/44069 and addressed to Professor Langdon Hammer, Chair, English Department Search Committee. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017.

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  • Has anyone heard anything about this? It has been ages. (12/4)
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Colby College (ME) - Faculty Fellow in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century LiteratureEdit

We invite applications for a one-year Faculty Fellow in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British literature, beginning Sept. 1, 2018.

The Fellow will teach four courses, including pre-1800 British literature and a W1 writing-intensive course for first-year students. Innovative or interdisciplinary approaches to the early novel are especially welcome.

We seek a passionate teacher and scholar to join a thriving English department with concentrations in literary studies and in creative writing for both majors and minors. Our students benefit from an innovative curriculum and opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and close student-faculty interaction. We are especially interested in candidates who will promote diversity at Colby through their scholarship, teaching, and service.

To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at the following link, http://apply.interfolio.com/46019. Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Review of materials will begin on Nov. 15, 2017, and video conference interviews will be scheduled in February 2018. The position is open until filled.

For further information contact Mary Ellis Gibson, Search Chair, megibson@colby.edu.

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University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in British Literature 1630-1940Edit

The Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin: Two-year Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship for the academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 ($60,000 a year plus benefits and $5,000 moving expenses). Any area of British Literature 1630-1940 will be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate a compelling reason to engage in postdoctoral teaching and research at the University of Texas, such as potential contributions to the diversity of course offerings, a commitment to the teaching mission at a large public institution, a scholarly orientation that will benefit from the University’s distinguished archival collections, or any combination of these. Annual teaching load: 2/1 (three courses over two semesters, must teach each semester). This position is subject to final funding approval. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, brief description of current research agenda, and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio. Deadline January 20, 2018. Background check will be conducted on applicant selected. UT is an AA/EEO employer.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/47349

MLA JIL 11/22/17

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St. Mary's College of Maryland (MD) - Visiting Assistant Professor of EnglishEdit

The Department of English at St. Mary's College of Maryland is accepting applications for a full-time, two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of English, to begin August 1, 2018. Candidates will teach a 3-3 load and should expect to offer a range of courses at all levels of the curriculum. Candidates should have expertise in British literature of the long 18th century; particular area of focus within this timeframe is open. We are particularly interested, however, in applicants whose research and teaching interests consider the origins of the Enlightenment and their impact on transatlantic circulations of persons, ideas, texts, and capital. Secondary expertise in postcolonial literature and/or colonial America is desirable; candidates whose research complements our geographic location would benefit from our proximity to Historic St. Mary's City and other historic sites and museums. The successful candidate will have experience incorporating digital humanities into undergraduate coursework.

Apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/47170

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  • Three schools named St. Mary's hiring an eighteenth-century position! I feel like we are being set up for an elaborate "Who's on First?" joke when they start to contact their candidates.

Whittier College (CA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (18-19th c. British Lit.) - 2 yr. appt.Edit

Whittier College is offering a two-year, sabbatical-replacement position for the 2018-2020 school years to teach courses in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century British literature, and sections of Introduction to Literature. The load is 24 credits (8 courses over the year). Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand by Fall 2018.

hittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. It is distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 60% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,650 undergraduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer.

Our review of applications will begin February 2. Please send cover letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of teaching evaluations and dossier to Tony Barnstone, Chair, Department of English, Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia St, PO Box 634, Whittier CA 90608 (afreelan@whittier.edu).

https://apply.interfolio.com/47598

MLA JIL 12/1/17

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

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