Visiting Assistant Professor of Literary Studies (The New School in New York)

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School invites applications for a one-year visiting position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Literary Studies with a start date of Fall 2016. Lang’s Literary Studies curriculum features discussion-based seminars that consider the written word from both critical and creative perspectives. Faculty utilize innovative methods to discover breadth and depth in texts, in writing assignments, and in the field as a whole.

We have a preference for a poet with the ability to teach modern and contemporary American literature. Open to subspecialties in environmental, U.S. subcultures, African American, Asian American, Latino, or other fields. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence as a teacher and a writer, in addition to scholarly expertise. Applicants who can teach transatlantic modernism and poetry workshops will be at a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will teach one fall course and three spring courses, in addition to advising a cohort of Literary Studies majors in the Writing and/or Literature concentration. This is a proportional full-time fixed-term faculty position with no presumption of renewal.

Minimum Qualifications:

Poet or Nonfiction Writer with a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or American Studies; ability to teach modern and contemporary American literature; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and appropriate publication record and reputation in the writing field. The candidate should have published at least one book of poetry or nonfiction.
The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran or marital status. The New School is committed to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresented in US higher education.

One Year Position
Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should send, via our online application system a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a third document containing your statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, AND a list of references. Please do not include additional materials at this time.

In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per year.

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