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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. Preferred candidates will also demonstrate an interest in working as a liaison with local tribes to cultivate a vibrant link between the University and its surrounding indigenous communities, as well as familiarity with and sensitivity to cultural diversity issues.  The successful candidate will have the departmental standard 2-2-2 quarterly teaching assignment, including specialty courses at the undergraduate and M.A. levels, general education courses, and other courses depending on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs. To be considered for the position, application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Please log in to https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4307 to view the full position announcement and complete an application. Use Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system. Candidates should upload a letter of application, CV, and graduate transcripts. Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required; recommenders should email their letters to the U.S. Multiethnic/Native American Literatures Search Committee at English@wwu.edu.  Screening interviews will take place at the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago or arranged as videoconferences.  For consideration for a screening interview during the MLA convention, applications must be received by October 25, 2013.  Finalist interviews will be conducted on campus; position open until filled.  AA/EOE.

Laura Laffrado

Professor

Department of English

Western Washington University

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