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Assistant Professor in Nineteenth-Century literatures and cultures of the United States (University of California San Diego)

The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego (http://literature.ucsd.edu) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Nineteenth-Century literatures and cultures of the United States. We have a preference for candidates whose work focuses on the early part of the century and whose expertise also extends to previous periods. The successful candidate must be capable of teaching our introductory course in the literatures of the United States from the colonial period to 1865, as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses. We are especially interested in applicants whose work and teaching also engages Native American Studies; colonialism; slavery; and/or gender and sexuality and whose work fits within a world literature department that focuses on multiple languages and geographies. Preferred qualifications include making contributions to diversity and equity, such as demonstrating leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, service, and other kinds of program-building that foster inclusion and access for historically underrepresented groups.As an additional qualification, we also welcome applications from scholar-practitioners with publications in both scholarly and literary arts venues. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in hand before July 2016. Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Closing Date: Application Deadline is November 1, 2015.

Literature (JPF00899)
Applicants should submit applications using UCSD’s on-line Recruit web page at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00899.
Required documents include:

1) a cover letter (include job ad code “162” and the acronym showing where you found the ad) at the top of your cover letter;

2) current CV;
3) at least 3 letters of recommendation; please add contact names and requested information (click on the prompt to contact references, which generates an email to these references);

4) one, or at most two, sample syllabi;

5) a writing sample of 20- 30 pages. Upload in .doc or .pdf format. Request your dossier services to upload reference letters to your online application web page;

6) a personal diversity and leadership statement (see below). Applicants should include a personal statement summarizing their contributions to diversity and leadership. Such contributions could include an attention to diverse learning needs, engaging learning fields of diverse communities, pedagogical methods that address learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, an awareness of inequities in education and research, a track record of specific activities that address and mitigate inequities, follow-up of positive impact on under-represented students, and a specific plan of activities and follow-up at UCSD (for further information, seehttp://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp).

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).

Learn More: More information about this recruitment: http://literature.ucsd.edu/news-events/employment-opportunities.html

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