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19th c. British Lit. (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

Lehman College, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - 19th c. British and World 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 British and/or world literatures in English, with a particular focus on 19th-century British literature and its interrelations with transatlantic/postcolonial literature across time and space. It welcomes secondary proficiencies in the history of the novel; Arab/Muslim or African or Asian literatures in English; critical theory at the intersection race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality; and/or the interrelationship of English studies and digital humanities.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in 19th-century British literature and/or world 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.

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Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).

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


Deadline: Nov. 1

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Romanticism (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

Victorian (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

Mixed Specialty (Pre-MLA Deadlines) - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

University of the West Indies-St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago) - Lecturer (TT Equiv) - Shakespeare and Renaissance and/or Victorian / Romantic Lit.Edit

Deadline Date: Friday, August 18, 2017

Minimum Qualification

Doctorate (PhD) in Literatures in English or a closely related discipline


  • Significant experience teaching Literatures in English at the tertiary level, inclusive of postgraduate courses;
  • Substantial, well-defined research agenda and publication profile in Literatures in English, or evidence of strong research potential;
  • Supervisory experience of Master’s and Doctoral students is desirable

Special Expertise /Focus

Post 1: We welcome applications from candidates whose research focuses on Shakespeare, as well as Renaissance, Romantic, or Victorian literature. A scholarly background in poetry in any of these periods is particularly desirable.

Post 2: We welcome applications from candidates whose research focuses on major currents and authors in the 20th century literature of the English-speaking Caribbean. Applicants who are competent in teaching courses on oral traditions in the Caribbean or in creative writing, in addition to Caribbean literature, are particularly desirable.

The Literatures in English programme promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching, and experience in, or openness to, interdisciplinary approaches is highly desirable.

Personal Attributes

The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of English is essential.

Candidates must also:

  • Possess a flexible and committed disposition to all work-related tasks
  • Possess excellent time management skills and the ability meet tight deadlines
  • Be computer literate and able to use information technology tools
  • Be willing to collaborate with colleagues in teaching, administration and research endeavors
  • Be Student focused and centered

Detailed applications (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684; e-mail: . Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms can be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Job Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University.

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Deadline: Aug. 18, 2017

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