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Job Posting: Assistant Professor of English – English Education at Washington State University (Deadline: 2.26.14)

Assistant Professor of English – English Education
The Department of English at Washington State University in Pullman, WA seeks a full-time, permanent, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in English Education, starting August 2014. A Carnegie RU/VH university, WSU has one of the largest and most distinctive teacher preparation programs in the state. Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2014, in English, English education, Education, or closely related field; teaching record in secondary schools and at undergraduate level; and a promising and/or proven research agenda.

The department welcomes applications from beginning professors through early career associates; however, any appointment will be made at the assistant professor rank. Candidates with strengths in one or more of the following areas are particularly welcome: young adult literature and literacy; critical literacy and rhetorics; cultural rhetorics; multimodal reading and composing; visual literacy and rhetorics; socially conscious pedagogies; online pedagogies including the use of electronic portfolios, collaborative spaces, and/or social media; assessment.

Faculty in the Department of English currently teach a 2-2 load of undergraduate and graduate courses, and additional course releases are available in pre-tenure years. The department and university provide generous support for research and conference travel, including competitive academic year and summer fellowships.

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications (Cover Letter), a current comprehensive vita (Curriculum Vitae), a maximum 20-25 page sample of scholarly work (Writing Sample), and three letters of reference to wsujobs.com/hr. Screening will begin February 26, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/). Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer.

Job Posting: Native American Literature at Florida International University (Deadline: 12.13.13)

Florida Atlantic University
Assistant Professor of Native American Literature
The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2014. Candidates must have teaching and research interests in Native American literatures in English, but special consideration will be given to candidates whose interests also include broader indigenous literatures of the Americas and/or the world, preferably in a comparative context. The new hire will contribute substantially to FAU’s Comparative Studies Ph. D. program and to the university’s developing Human Rights Initiative.
This position will be located on FAU’s main campus at Boca Raton, along with a minor teaching assignment on the Davie campus. We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching, and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule. Faculty teach and mentor graduate students in the department’s Masters Degree programs as well as the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters interdisciplinary PhD program. (more…)

Job Posting: Early American Literature at Florida International University (Deadline: 12.1.13)

Florida International University’s Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, specializing in Early American literature, to begin in the fall of 2014. We are looking for a Ph.D. in English, with specialty in early American literatures (from 1600s up through 1860s) and/or cultural studies; transnational perspectives welcome. Strong preference will be given to candidates who also demonstrate expertise in the digital humanities. Applications should show scholarly activity and teaching experience. Candidates should have their degree in hand by August 2014. Position is contingent upon funding.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online to Job Opening ID 506764 at careers.fiu.edu and electronically attach, in a single pdf file, a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a representative sample of scholarly work. Additionally, three or more recommendation letters should be sent to Dr. Bruce A. Harvey at harveyb@fiu.edu–subject heading “Early American,” please–via the “Interfolio” portfolio service (for those not using “Interfolio,” have recommenders submit direct to harveyb@fiu.edu). To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 1, 2013. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Job Posting: American Literature at New Jersey City University (Deadline: 12.1.2013)

Assistant  Professor

New Jersey City University invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track position in American Literature to begin fall 2014.

The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach courses outside his/her areas of specialization, including courses in the undergraduate major, general education program, and composition program. Applicants with expertise in Early American literary traditions are particularly welcome.  (more…)

Job Posting: Pre-1900 American Literature and African American/Minority Literature (Deadline: 11.1.13)

Assistant Professor of English

Illinois Wesleyan University


The English Department at Illinois Wesleyan University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position specializing in pre-1900 American literature and African-American or another minority literature. This tenure-track position, to begin 2014-15, entails teaching six courses annually in literature and general education, including first-year writing. Ph.D. required (completed by August 1, 2014).


Illinois Wesleyan University—a highly selective liberal arts institution that values excellence in both teaching and scholarship—is located in Bloomington, Illinois, approximately two hours southwest of Chicago. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy via Interfolio at <http://apply.interfolio.com/22266> by November 1, 2013. Candidates selected for the next stage of the search will be asked to submit additional materials. Those unable to use the Interfolio system should send materials to Wes Chapman, Chair, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University, P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington IL 61702-2900. We will hold interviews at the MLA convention in January 2014. Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusive Excellence.

Job listing: American Literature 1865-1945 at Colgate U (11.15.13)

The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-track position, beginning fall 2014, in American Fiction 1865-1945. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching assignment of five courses per year includes introductory courses in American literature and advanced courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Salary and benefits competitive. Please send letter of application, vita, dossier, and three letters of reference submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3260. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Chicago, January 9-12, 2013.

Job Posting: Assistant Professor of U.S. Multiethnic/Native American Literatures (10.25.13)

Assistant Professor of U.S. Multiethnic/Native American Literatures

Department of English

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA 98225-9055

Department Web Site: http://kerouac.english.wwu.edu/~newenglish/index.php

The Department of English invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in U.S. Multiethnic/Native American literatures to begin September 2014. A Ph.D. in English, American Ethnic Studies, or a related field is required by August 2014.  Scholarly and pedagogical expertise in U.S. multiethnic literatures, including a strong commitment to Native American literatures, is required.  Also required of applicants are a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and a potential for strong scholarship and publication in relevant fields.  Preferred candidates will possess a comparative framework for understanding the literatures and cultures of racially-marginalized groups in the United States. The department also prefers candidates whose work in U.S. Multiethnic/Native American literatures engages transnational discourses and theoretical practices as seen in fields such as border, diaspora, hemispheric, and/or transatlantic studies. (more…)

Job posting: Tenure-track position in 19th-century American Literature at U Colorado Boulder (10/11/13)

The University of Colorado Boulder Department of English announces a tenure-track position in nineteenth-century American literature, to begin Fall 2014. PhD in hand by August 2014 is required for appointment as assistant professor. The normal teaching load is 2/2, and includes undergraduate English-major courses and graduate courses. Junior faculty members receive pre-tenure research leave support.

Interest in the position consisting of a letter of application, c.v., dissertation or book abstract (attach as “document 1”), writing sample of 25-30 pages, and letters of reference must be submitted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com posting #F00652.

Review of applications will begin October 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will take place at the MLA convention in Chicago. (more…)


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