Administrative Assistant Professor-Women’s Literature (Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University)

The Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University seeks an Administrative Assistant Professor to take responsibility for a portfolio of research and program planning relating to women’s literature and the promotion of a culture of reading among university women. Core job responsibilities include developing, planning, and teaching in a summer institute at Tulane on women’s literature; teaching one to two courses per year, in consultation with the English department; and undertaking a research and programming agenda aimed at fostering a culture of women reading women on campus. The Administrative Assistant Professor may lead development of new programming in relationship to research interests such as a prison literary program or a conference for southern women writers.
Research areas may include:

    Research on the culture of reading and reading practices among young women

    Research on book groups

    Research on prison literacy

 The Administrative Assistant Professor would also contribute to planning the current literary programs offered by the Newcomb College Institute, including the Zale-Kimmerling and Arons visiting writers programs.

We seek a candidate with a research focus on gender and women’s studies, a PhD in English or a closely related field, and familiarity with Southern women’s literature or contemporary American women’s literature.

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