Assistant Professor of English (Virginia Tech)

English: The Department of English at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in pre-1900/Early American literature to begin August 2015. Required: Ph.D. in American literature in hand within six months of the date of hire; strong background in American literature, with teaching expertise in the colonial period through the end of the nineteenth century; evidence of successful teaching; the promise of significant scholarly research and publication. Preferred: publication; conference presentations; background in digital humanities or early ethnic American literature; teaching/working with diverse populations. Responsibilities include on-going publication commensurate with a research faculty position; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in American literature; serving on departmental, college, and university committees; and advising students. Teaching load 2/2. Applications must be submitted electronically at, posting no. TR0140102. Attach to the electronic application a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications and responsibilities stated above, a curriculum vitae, a list of references, a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample (upload to â??Other Doc’), and any evidence of successful teaching (upload to â??Other Doc 3′). Three letters of recommendation should be sent by the referees directly to Patty Morse at or Department of English, Virginia Tech, 323 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0112. Address queries to Virginia Fowler at; 540.231.6919. Applications will be acknowledged via e-mail. Review of applications will begin 27 October. Video interviews with semifinalists in December will be followed by campus visits for finalists in early 2015. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women and minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans. Individuals with disabilities who desire accommodation in the application process should contact Patty Morse at; 540.231.8466. Virginia Tech is a research-extensive university that enrolls more than 30,000 students.