Job posting: T-T Assistant Professor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Scripps College (Deadline: 10.1.14)

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for Fall of 2015. We are seeking candidates who specialize in intersectional and/or transnational queer, feminist studies, with an emphasis on queer theory. We particularly welcome candidates with research areas  that include—but are not limited to—critical race theory and sexualities’ studies, settler colonialism and indigenous studies,  imperialisms, and postcolonial studies.  The department also seeks a colleague who will build innovative pedagogical and research connections to antiracist, feminist social justice work within (either) local, regional, or transnational networks and communities.

The Department is looking for a colleague who is also an innovative teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. The teaching load is five courses per year and advising on senior theses. Participation in the Core Curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Ph.D. preferred.

Please submit a letter of letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages to AcademicJobsOnline.

The Review of Applications will begin October 1, 2014.


Tenured-track – Poetry & Poetics–Skidmore College in New York

Tenured-track – Poetry & Poetics
Skidmore College in New York

The Department of English at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in poetry & poetics. The successful candidate will demonstrate command of a wide range of English and American poetry and prosody, with expertise not limited to a single period. Expertise in any of the Anglophone poetic traditions, and/or critical theory, is also desirable. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. The 3/2 teaching load includes one writing-intensive course each semester and periodic participation in Skidmore’s First Year Experience program. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. PH.D. required at time of employment.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2014. All applications will be acknowledged; interviews will be held at the MLA convention.

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Assistant Professor | Latin American/U.S. Latino literature (Emerson College)

Assistant Professor | Latin American/U.S. Latino literature
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Job Title Assistant Professor | Latin American/U.S. Latino literature

The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Latin American/U.S. Latino literature. The candidate should be able to draw cultural and theoretical connections among Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, as well as other literatures of the Americas. We will also consider candidates with interests in Transatlantic Studies with a focus on Latin America.
Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Hispanic Literature or Latino Literature, native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English, experience teaching literature in Spanish at the college level, and evidence of scholarly activity. Continue reading

New Articles

Bannett, Nina. “Keepsakes, Promises, Exchange: Female Friendship in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s The Pearl of Orr’s Island.”

The New England Quarterly September 2014, Vol. 87, No. 3: 412–433.

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SSAWW 2015 Conference Local Representatives Needed

Dear Colleagues,
The Conference Planning Committee is looking for a local representative or representatives for the 2015 conference in Philadelphia.
We already have someone looking into the area restaurants, but other responsibilities would include drawing attention to cultural activities, special exhibitions, library holdings that may be of special interest to our members, among other possibilities.
Advertising the conference specifically to local colleges and universities would also be helpful.
We also need practical advice on transportation, taxis, etc., and perhaps some on the ground, last minute things that can’t be done from a distance. This would not be onerous.
Please let us know if you are interested/willing/able to volunteer for this:
Best wishes for the term to you all,
Rita on behalf of the Conference Planning Committee

Job Posting: Assistant Professor – Women Writers of United States (Texas State University)

Assistant Professor – Women Writers of United States
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Review Date:
November 1, 2014
Appointment Date:
Fall 2015
Position Description
Tenure-track assistant professor, specialty in women writers of the United States. 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 load is 2/2 first year, 3/3 thereafter. Appointment begins Fall 2015.

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African-American Literature, Open Rank University of Notre Dame in Indiana

The University of Notre Dame Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-line position in African-American literature, open rank. Exceptional scholar-teachers in any period, in poetry, prose, or both, are invited to apply. Among the attractions of Notre Dame is a Department of English strongly committed to engaging multiethnic, transnational, and interdisciplinary approaches to texts and criticism. The University houses a Department of Africana Studies, as well as other related centers and institutes, with which the successful candidate may choose to affiliate.

The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic research university 90 miles from Chicago, is an equal opportunity employer with strong academic commitments to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are particularly encouraged to apply. Visit for information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. The University is also a member of the Greater Chicago Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Please send a letter of application and CV to Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 17, 2014. – See more at: