Assistant Professor (Bowdoin College)

Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Department of English to begin in July, 2016. Specialization may be in any subfield of modern and/or contemporary American Literature.  Teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will have a compelling research agenda and demonstrate an interest in and ability to teach beyond their specialization and at all levels of the curriculum. The department welcomes applications from candidates whose research and teaching complement those of department faculty. We further encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Ph.D. expected by the time of appointment.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit letter of application describing your scholarly interests and teaching experience/philosophy, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 30 pages (including notes), and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications begins October 16, 2015.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching.  We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners.  To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.

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