Assistant Teaching Professor in Core Literature (Wake Forest University)

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’S Department of English is seeking a permanent, non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor. Applicants should have a commitment to high-quality teaching of literature at the introductory level, with an ABD or PHD in English. Preference for specialist in American literature. This position includes funds for travel and research, and the opportunity for a long-term career path with the University. Teaching load is 3/3; most courses will be instructor-designed sections of 100-level literature.  Salary is competitive.  Positions begin July 1, 2016.  Initial interviews will be conducted remotely by Skype or WebEx.

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Assistant Professor-Ethnic Literatures (University of Arkansas at Little Rock )

English: The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnic Literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor (R99381). The applicant should have a primary emphasis in African American, Chicana/o, or Latina/o literatures, and will be expected to teach African American Literature, the core survey of world literature and other courses as assigned, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses.

2016 First Book Institute

The 2016 First Book Institute

June 5-11, 2016

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

The stakes of successful publishing by early career professors are more urgent than ever given the current state of higher education promotion and publishing.  Responding to a glaring need in the field, the First Book Institute features workshops and presentations led by institute faculty aimed at assisting participants in transforming their book projects into ones that promise to make the most significant impact possible on the field and thus land them a publishing contract with a top university press.  Eight successful applicants will be awarded $1500 stipends to defray the costs of travel and lodging.  (more…)

Fellowships: 2016 James P. Danky Fellowship

2016 James P. Danky Fellowship

Applications are due May 1. 

In honor of James P. Danky’s long service to print culture scholarship, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Historical Society, is again offering its annual short-term research fellowship (http://www.slis.wisc.edu/chpcdanky.htm). (more…)

Assistant Professor in Ethnic Literatures (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)

English: The English Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ethnic Literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor (R99381). The applicant should have a primary emphasis in African American, Chicana/o, or Latina/o literatures, and will be expected to teach African American Literature, the core survey of world literature and other courses as assigned, and will have the opportunity to develop new courses. Desired secondary emphases include post-colonial and Anglophone literatures, literary theory, or film studies.

Assistant Professor of English (Missouri Valley College)

The Division of Communications, Humanities, and Human Services at Missouri Valley College, a private liberal arts college, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of English to begin August 1, 2016.  The teaching load may include such courses as Rhetoric and Composition, Literature and Composition, Humanities I and II, Film Criticism and American Culture, Creative Writing, Technical Writing, and Advanced Composition.

CFP: International Symposium YST-Young Scholars Transfers (Deadline 03.01.16)

Call for papers: International symposium “YST – Young Scholars Transfers: A reflection on the notion of transfer in the field of human and social sciences”

Dates: 13-14 October 2016 at Université Paris-Est Créteil

Keynote speakers: Professor Lewis Gordon (University of Connecticut) Professor Rozena Maart (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

YST – Young Scholars Transfers is a project built around the key notions of transfer, intersection, transdisciplinarity and hybridity. At stake is the association of diverse objects of study, a plurality of approaches and different methodologies in the field of human and social sciences, in order to de-territorialize knowledge and disciplines. Several cultural and geographical zones (the Americas, South Africa and Europe) will be represented by young scholars willing to consider research and political, artistic or socio-cultural spaces as sites of perpetual transfers. (more…)

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