Assistant Professor of Early and 19th-Century American Literature (Ball State)

Ball State University’s Department of English is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time, tenure track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Early and 19th-Century American Literature.
Major responsibilities: Teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization; teaching a wide range of courses in English as appropriate to the candidate’s expertise; ongoing scholarly publication; service as appropriate. Keep abreast of relevant scholarly developments and incorporate them into teaching; engage in scholarly research, professional development in area(s) of specialization sufficient to attain and maintain Graduate Faculty status.
Minimum qualifications: Completion of PhD in English or related discipline from an accredited college or university by August 1, 2017, with specialization in Early and 19th-Century American Literature, record of effective teaching at the college level, and a record of quality publications and/or presentations in the primary area of specialization.

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated expertise and experience in one or more of the following: digital humanities; global and/or transnational literary studies; ecocriticism; U.S. ethnic literatures; experience with interdisciplinary and/or innovative approaches to teaching literature is especially welcome.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract or book prospectus, and copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). We prefer to receive materials electronically at You may also send materials via regular mail to: Literature Search Committee, Department of English, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306-0460. (Fax: 765-285-3765). Please identify that you are applying for Early and 19th-Century American Literature position. All materials must be received by October 31, 2016; video interviews will be scheduled during December, 2016.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master’s programs, and 16 doctoral programs.

Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all. The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.
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