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American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) - Open Rank Position in Literature/Composition or Translation Studies (incl. British Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

Job posting: The Department of English at the American University in Iraq, Sulaimani invites applications for an open-rank position, specializing either in Translation Studies or Literature and Composition. The successful candidate for the position will have: M.A. or PhD, at time of appointment, from an accredited college or university in Linguistics, Translation Studies, Literature, Writing Studies, or a closely related field. At least three years of experience in teaching at the postsecondary level. Evidence of outstanding teaching skills, including the ability to teach diverse populations and students for whom English is not a native language. Native or near native fluency in spoken and written English.

For the Translation Studies position, candidates must demonstrate the ability to professionally translate between English and Kurdish, Arabic, or both. Demonstrated ability to teach courses in English linguistics, translation theory, and genre-specific translation classes (legal, literary, conference interpreting, etc.) is especially desirable, as is the ability to contribute to developing and refining curriculum for a major and minor in English Translation.

For the Literature and Composition position, prior experience teaching writing at the postsecondary level is preferable, a demonstrated ability to teach courses in British Literature, Shakespeare, or Literature-and-Linguistics is especially desirable, and the ability to contribute to our programs in translation, gender studies, and journalism would be a significant bonus. Nonetheless, applicants from all specializations are welcome and will receive full consideration. A track record of scholarly, creative, or professional publication is desirable but not essential.

Applicants who speak more than one language, and who have lived in more than one country, are preferred. The Department is also interested in applicants willing to participate in activities related to Department accreditation, and in the development of new courses of study relevant to the region.

The English Department at AUIS offers majors and minors in English Literature and English Journalism. A minor in Gender Studies is pending final approval, with a major and minor in English Translation in development. Our department’s graduates have an exceptional rate of immediate employment or further study, both locally and abroad, from NGO work in Romania and with the British Council to masters programs at Harvard University and Boston University. Faculty at AUIS teach four courses per semester: in the English department this is usually three of a class in the core composition sequence (Argument; Critical Reading and Writing; or Research), and one upper-level class contributing to our majors and minors. Summer teaching opportunities are available and supplementary, not required.

The competitive compensation package for this position includes base salary, subsidized housing, airfare for personal leave, subsidized health insurance, professional memberships, conference attendance expenses, a generous holiday and leave policy, a start-up grant for research, and other elements.

Now celebrating its tenth year, AUIS is a private, not-for-profit liberal arts college in the scenic cultural capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The University is educating a new generation of bright, motivated young men and women dedicated to critical thinking, acceptance of conflicting beliefs, and community involvement. Its 1,600 students are taught in English by faculty members from 15 countries, with more than half of the faculty from the United States. The University’s acclaimed foundation program is the first in Iraq to receive U.S. accreditation. AUIS graduates have continued their studies at leading universities in the United States and Europe that include Harvard, Columbia, Tufts and Johns Hopkins.

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. The projected starting date is September, 2018.

Applicants should submit the following requirements via email, with “English Department Position” in the subject line, to recruitment@auis.edu.krd: a 2-page cover letter addressing your teaching/research achievements/interests and your qualifications for this particular position Curriculum vitae A separate Teaching Philosophy Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide contact information for three academic and professional references.

No telephone calls please. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview. AUIS is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes cultural diversity is essential to education.

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Bilkent University (TURKEY) - Open-Rank Positions in British Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, invites applications for open-rank positions in British literature.

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in English literature, a good teaching record, and a clearly defined research agenda. Candidates who can offer specialized teaching but also teaching across the curriculum are particularly encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from all subfields of English literature. The starting date for this post is September 2018.

The English Language and Literature Department currently offers an undergraduate program that covers British, Irish, and postcolonial literature and ranges from the medieval period to the present day. The regular course load is a 3-3, and junior faculty members are granted a reduction during the first two years of teaching.

Bilkent University, located in suburban Ankara, is a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment. Research is a priority at Bilkent University, and the university supports research through travel grants to archives and conferences as well as sabbaticals. Bilkent seeks to accommodate dual career couples. Bilkent is a vibrant international community; faculty members come from 40 different countries, and the language of instruction across the university is English. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing, health and retirement benefits, as well as subsidized private school for faculty members' dependents in the K-12 levels leading to an IB degree.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Dr. Patrick Hart (patrick.hart@bilkent.edu.tr) or Dr. Valerie Kennedy (kennedy@bilkent.edu.tr).

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a short statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by November 10, 2017 will be given full consideration.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/45365

MLA JIL 9/22/17

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Hastings College (NE) - TT Asst. Professor - British Generalist, 1700-present - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED[]

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Late August 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS: Though we will consider candidates who are ABD, preference will be given to those who have completed the PhD.

THE POSITION: This is a full-time, tenure-track position for a generalist in British literature after 1700. A secondary area of specialization in creative writing is welcome. Primary specializations in Romantic, Victorian, or twentieth-century literature are desirable, as is expertise in postcolonialism or ecocriticism. All department members teach upper- and lower-division courses, including first-year composition. The college operates with a 3-1-4 (or 4-1-3) course load that includes a 3-week January term. Willingness to advise and work closely with students is essential. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience; the position includes a full benefit package.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Languages and Literatures includes five tenured or tenure-track faculty as well as contingent members. We offer two areas of emphasis for English majors (Literature and Writing) as well as a Spanish major and (newly) a Publishing major. We also offer teaching endorsements in English and Spanish and participate in the college's Master of Arts in Teaching program. Approximately 40 students are English majors and minors, another 10 are Spanish majors, and a handful are Publishing majors. The department also provides general education courses taken by almost all of the students at Hastings College.

THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1882, Hastings College is an independent, coeducational, Presbyterian-related, national liberal arts college with an enrollment of about 1200 students. The student/faculty ratio is 14/1. The median ACT composite of entering students is about 24.

THE COMMUNITY: Hastings (pop. 25,000) is an attractive residential community in South-Central Nebraska, 100 miles west of Lincoln, and 15 minutes south of Interstate 80. The city enjoys good public and private schools, offers excellent professional and community services, and serves as a cultural center for a large surrounding area.

APPLICATIONS: A qualified candidate should send a personal statement of interest in joining the Hastings College faculty, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a CV (with the name of three references) to Dr. Gary Johnson, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Hastings College, 710 N. Turner Ave., Hastings, NE 68901. Email: hcsearch@hastings.edu. Phone: (402) 461-7346. We will contact you if we need additional materials (i.e. transcripts, letters of recommendation, syllabi).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: To be assured full consideration, all requested materials should be received by the end of Sunday, October 29, 2017. To find out more about Hastings College, please visit our website at http://www.hastings.edu.

HASTINGS COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND WOMEN AND MEMBERS OF MINORITY GROUPS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR ALL POSITIONS.

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Indiana Wesleyan University (IN) - TT English Faculty Position (pref. Early British-Enlightenment and/or Post-Colonial Lit.) - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED[]

The Division of Modern Language and Literature on the Marion campus of Indiana Wesleyan University seeks a creative and engaging teacher, dedicated to the ideals of liberal learning and to an educational philosophy based on the centrality of Jesus Christ and the integration of faith and learning. The Division of Modern Language and Literature provides critical leadership in reading, writing, and literature for the general education program of the College of Arts and Sciences on the Marion campus. The Division has 12 full-time faculty members and several adjunct faculty members, along with approximately 100 majors and minors. The division offers the following majors: English, English Education, Writing, Spanish, Spanish Education, TESOL, and TESOL Education.

Start date will be Fall 2018 pending funding.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate for this position will have a PhD specializing in Early British to Enlightenment Literature but Post-Colonial Literature would also be desired.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Along with teaching upper-division literature courses, the candidate would teach English Composition and World Literature courses in the General Education program.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University. It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.

As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Online App. Form: https://indwes.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=905

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Marlboro College (VT) - TT Position in Literature and Writing - British and Anglophone Literature - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGE[]

Marlboro College seeks applications from broadly trained, dedicated teachers for a full-time, tenure-track position in Literature and Writing. Successful applicants will connect their teaching and scholarship to larger questions related to race, migration, transnational experience, colonial and postcolonial experience and empire. Responsibilities include teaching Anglophone, British and world literature in translation to undergraduate students, teaching in Marlboro's Clear Writing Program, directing tutorials in literature, working in collaboration with faculty in other disciplines, and contributing to Marlboro's community governance. College teaching beyond the graduate assistant level preferred. PhD required by start date.

Marlboro College is noted for its intellectual rigor, lively classroom discussion, and commitment to democratic process. We are committed to the development of clear writing and a global perspective. Our intentionally small undergraduate student body enjoys unparalleled access to faculty, a responsibility in governing the community, and individualized courses of study on our campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College is an Equal Opportunity employer. The faculty, students, and staff share a commitment to diversity and the values of equality, inclusion, and respect for all human differences.

Application consideration begins November 10, 2017; position begins August 2018. All applicants must apply online at http://www.marlboro.edu/offices/hr/jobs/faculty/. Electronic attachments to the online application should include: a curriculum vitae; a letter of application; a proposal (one page or less) for a potential course team-taught with faculty outside your discipline; evidence of effective teaching, including statement of teaching philosophy, and course evaluations if available. In addition, applicants will need to provide the names and contact information for three references, at least one of whom should be able to speak to their teaching.

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Ohio State University Newark (OH) - TT Asst. Professor of English (incl. Shakespeare and Early British Lit.)[]

Assistant Professor- Teaching load for tenure-track English faculty on the Newark campus is typically 3/3, with reductions during the probationary period. Teaching duties will include the first half of a British literature survey, a Shakespeare seminar, a first-year composition course, and lower- and upper-level literature courses according to the interests of the applicant. English faculty at Newark teach in a multidisciplinary small-college environment, but are integrated members of The Ohio State University English Department, an R1 institution, which includes faculty on five campuses. Research duties include conducting scholarship in accordance with the expectations of the Department of English, which include the publication of books and scholarly articles in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization. The Newark campus has flexible service expectations and values a broad range of possible contributions and outreach to the campus, department, university, and surrounding communities.

Additional Information for Applicants: Applicants must submit an online application and attachments including a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference (with phone numbers addressed to Dr. Robert Hughes), and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or a related field by August 2018; a culturally responsive pedagogy appropriate for a racially and economically diverse student population; a documented record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level; clear evidence of scholarly promise.

Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 14, 2017.

Apply at: http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/82405

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Paine College (GA) - TT Asst. Professor of English (begin Jan. 2018) - incl. British Literature[]

Expected Start Date: 01/02/2018.

Date Posted: 9/26/2017. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.

General Summary: The Department of Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences at Paine College located in Augusta, Georgia invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English.

Paine College is a private institution steeped in the tenets of Methodism that provides a liberal arts education of the highest quality. The College emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare spiritually-centered men and women for positions of leadership and service.

Faculty in the Department of Humanities are expected to teach undergraduate courses, which may include evening, weekend and/or on-line courses; advise students; conduct socially significant research; engage in teaching practices with an acute focus on documenting student learning; serve on faculty committees; attend departmental faculty, and other meetings; attend College convocations; and pursue professional service opportunities at the local, regional, and national levels.

Job Description: The Department of Humanities is seeking qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of English

Responsibilities: Full-time teaching (12 semester credits) of undergraduate courses which may include evening, weekend and/or on-line courses. The courses include English Composition I, English Composition II, Public Speaking, Introduction to Literature, English Literature from Beowulf to 1784, Shakespearean Drama, and possibly an English elective such as The Modern Novel. The candidate should have teaching experience at the college level include serving on college committees, advising students, supervising undergraduate student research projects and performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an earned a Ph.D. in English or a related field from a regionally accredited institution. Previous collegiate teaching experience is desired. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English. Strong interpersonal skills with students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Salary

Competitive, based on qualifications and work experience.

To Apply: Complete an Application for Employment online. Faculty positions may still require applicants to mail transcripts and other documents. See application for details. For questions regarding this posting contact: Paine College, Office of Human Resources, 706-821-8636

LINK: http://www.paine.edu/jobs.aspx?j=78

Deadline: open until filled (posted 9/26/17)

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Quincy University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Generalist (incl. British and World Lit.) - VIDEOCONFERENCE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

Quincy University, a Catholic liberal arts university in the Franciscan tradition, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English, specializing in British and/or World Literature.

Responsibilities: The hired candidate will teach four undergraduate sections per semester, including sections in the first-year composition program, surveys of British and World Literature, and upper-division literature courses, and maintain a level of scholarly and creative activity appropriate at a teaching institution. Advising and committee work are expected.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with college-level teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications: A generalist with expertise in World Literature and multiple periods of British Literature. The successful candidate will be an energetic teacher with enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates and for engaging in university service. Because Quincy University is committed to a diverse student body, we encourage applications from members of communities traditionally underrepresented in college faculties.

Position Start Date: August 13, 2018.

Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled, but review of applications will begin December 12.

Application Procedure: Send a letter of application, C.V., teaching philosophy, writing sample, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Michael Keller, Assistant Professor of English, c/o Office of Human Resources, Quincy University, 1800 College Ave. Quincy, IL 62301 or hr@quincy.edu

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St. Mary's University (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor of English - 17th and 18th Century Literature[]

St. Mary’s University, an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in the Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education, invites applications for a tenure track appointment in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century English Literature commencing July 1, 2018. St. Mary’s is the only unaffiliated Catholic university in western Canada and is celebrating its 30th year as an educational institution.

Located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, our students are inspired to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has over 900 full- and part-time students, 80 full- and part-time faculty, and an average class size of 25. The university has grown by over 50% in the last five years alone.

This position requires a versatile teacher with diverse interests who is able to teach and develop a wide range of courses, including both halves of the British Literature survey. We particularly welcome applicants who have a secondary research or teaching interest in one of the following: drama and performance; gender and/or queer theory; postcolonial or Indigenous studies; media studies. Teaching load is 3/3.

Applicants must have a PhD in English by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will display evidence of excellence in teaching and research potential by submitting a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations, and sample syllabi. Evidence of research potential is to be demonstrated by the submission of a statement of research interest and writing sample.

St. Mary's University offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits program. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants are to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, statement of research interest, writing sample, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by e-mail to hr@stmu.ca with the subject line Assistant Professor of English by November 15, 2017.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

St. Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit, is committed to diversity and employment equity, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities, sexual minority groups, and persons with disabilities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.

MLA JIL 9/15/17

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Texas Lutheran University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor of English - British Literature, incl. Shakespeare - POSITION FILLED[]

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full time, tenure track faculty position in the Department of English and Communication Studies to begin August 2018. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts tradition who is a flexible educator able to cover a wide array of courses in the department.

Requirements for the position include: D. in English, with a specialization in British literature. ABD considered with assurance of completion no later than August 2018. Ability to teach both general survey courses in British literature as well as upper-division courses in Shakespeare. Significant experience teaching composition. Willingness to teach 2 courses per semester of the 4/4 teaching load in the university’s first-year writing program. Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran In our considerations, preference will be given to candidates with additional specializations in postcolonial/migration/diaspora studies, queer studies, and/or composition theory.

The interdisciplinary TLU Department of English and Communication Studies (http://www.tlu.edu/academics/programs/english), with the affiliated Composition Program, also houses the Directors of the Women’s Studies Program and the Mexican American Studies Program. Students often double-major or minor in the department’s offerings. Students work toward a capstone thesis project which they defend to department faculty.

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information consult our website at www.tlu.edu .

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, a current curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a statement of inclusivity, and contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers). Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference (from your listed professional references or from others) to be submitted separately. At least one of the letters should specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience. Single-file, electronic submissions are preferred.

Please send your submissions to:

Dr. Steven S. Vrooman

Chair, Department of English & Communication Studies

Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W Court Street, Seguin, TX, 78155

Phone: (830) 372-8039. Email: englishsearch@tlu.edu

Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Texas Lutheran University has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and also is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.

Chronicle (posted 9/11/17)

Also posted in MLA JIL 9/15/17 with Interfolio link: https://apply.interfolio.com/45094

Deadline: review begins Oct. 16; Interfolio link closes Jan. 10

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University of Texas at Dallas (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature, pref. 19th-20th c. - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Literary Studies, with a focus on British Literature in a global context. Research area preferred: 19th and 20th centuries. Candidates should be able to offer a range of graduate and undergraduate courses in British Literature and its connections with Caribbean, African, or South Asian literatures. The ability to teach post-colonial, transnational, or empire studies is desirable. Teaching responsibilities include graduate seminars, advanced and introductory classes in the undergraduate major, and courses in the university core curriculum.

Appointment will begin August 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to publishing, undergraduate and graduate teaching, interdisciplinary education and research, and professional academic service. The School offers an interdisciplinary graduate program (MA, PhD) built on three interrelated areas: Literature, History of Ideas and Aesthetic Studies. The undergraduate program offers degrees in Literary Studies, History, Philosophy, and Visual and Performing Arts. The academic philosophy of the School emphasizes the fusion of critical thinking as well as linkages among various modes of knowledge and artistic expression.

Minimum Education and Experience: An earned graduate degree appropriate to the academic discipline and a record of productivity and professional achievement.

Preferred Education and Experience Minimum requirement: Earned PhD in English or other appropriate field, as well as university teaching experience and/or teaching as teaching assistant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence.
Prepare and teach four (4) undergraduate and/or graduate classes each academic year.
Contribute assessment information and data as requested.
Mentor and/or advise undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Establish and/or continue an independent line of research.
Continue to expand professional influence in the academic discipline through research and/or publication.
Engage in service within the unit, the university, and the profession as appropriate based on teaching and research constraints.
Demonstrate the ability to offer academic courses in British and Commonwealth Literature.
Contribute to the academic life of the university and profession through participation in committees and other forms of service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of course syllabi, names and contact information for three references, and a sample of published work or dissertation chapter.

Apply at: https://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/9172

Indeed.com (posted 11/22/17)

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Wesley College (DE) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature (incl. Shakespeare) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The Department of Literature and Languages at Wesley College seeks a specialist in British literature for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2018.

Job Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching composition, British literature courses at all levels and in areas of specialization, as well as Shakespeare, a required course for the English major. Excellence in teaching and advisement, continued scholarly productivity, and service to the department and the institution are also required.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English, evidence of college-level teaching excellence, a record of scholarly professional activities, enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate composition courses and Core courses, including the first-year seminar.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates capable of teaching literary theory.

Application Instructions: Applications received by December 1, 2017 will be given first consideration. To apply for this position please attach cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for at least three professional references.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Contact: Human Resources Department, Wesley College, Fax: 302-736-2308 Email Address: HROffice@Wesley.edu

HigherEdJobs.com

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - POST-MLA Deadlines[]

North Carolina Wesleyan College (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature - 19th-20th c./Contemporary - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

North Carolina Wesleyan College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to start in August 2018. A Ph.D. in British literature, with expertise in 19th-century, 20th-century, and/or contemporary literature, is required. The successful candidate will teach first-year and other writing courses, as well as a variety of survey and upper-level literature courses.

North Carolina Wesleyan College, an undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing teaching excellence and personal attention, is located in the eastern North Carolina city of Rocky Mount and serves approximately 2,000 students, including adult degree students in the evening college. Faculty are expected to engage students through the use of both traditional and innovative instructional strategies. Initial applications should include in ONE pdf file (saved with last name as subject): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts showing academic work in higher education and degrees received, and three letters of recommendation addressing academic qualifications and effective teaching experience. Complete application files should be sent to the attention of Mr. Darrell Whitley, Director of Human Resources, at dwhitley@ncwc.edu .

A regular load at North Carolina Wesleyan College is 4/4. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

North Carolina Wesleyan College does not currently sponsor H-1B/H-1B1 petitions/visas for openings in this position. Therefore, only candidates who are already legally authorized to work in the United States will be considered.

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See also: See also: http://ncwc.edu/human-resources/applications/full-time-faculty-positions/

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - British Literature - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College invites applications for a tenure-track position in British literature in its Department of Languages and Literature. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate British literature and writing courses to support the English and Professional Writing majors as well as general studies writing and literature courses. Teaching assignments will include courses in both campus and online formats. Advising English majors, service to the Department and the College, and a strong commitment to the mission of a liberal arts college will be required. Detailed information about the Department and the College may be found at http://www.smwc.edu.

Qualifications & Experience: Requirements include a Ph.D. in British Literature, English or related area and evidence of effective college-level teaching. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience in college level teaching, instructional technologies, online instruction, and curriculum development.

Salary based on qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for four references electronically to humanresources@smwc.edu or mail to Human Resources, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College; Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. AA/EOE

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University of Illinois Springfield (IL) - TT Assistant Professor - Literature Generalist (incl. British Lit.) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

The Department of English and Modern Languages at the University of Illinois Springfield seeks a literature generalist beginning August 2018.

Duties: Teach at all levels of the curriculum, including first-year composition/rhetoric, general education surveys, core classes, upper division seminars in their specialty, and graduate courses. Normal teaching load is 12 credit hours a semester (3-3). This is a full-time on-campus position. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.

Qualifications: Requirements include a Ph.D. in English (literature) from an accredited university at the time of appointment. Preferred specialties include: genre studies, digital humanities/media studies, race and ethnicity studies, or British literature.

UNIVERSITY: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 5,000 students in 23 graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu.and the department website at http://www.uis.edu/englishmodernlanguages/

APPLICATION: To apply, click the "Apply for Position" button below, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload a letter of application addressing the responsibilities of the position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the February 23, 2018 application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Preliminary review of applications will begin February 24, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

Semi-finalists will be interviewed by phone. The application materials should demonstrate teaching, scholarship, and service goals and experiences consistent with the values of a Department of English and Modern Languages engaged with the liberal arts at a public institution serving a diverse student body. We encourage applicants to review our department’s philosophy, curriculum, and programs as they write their materials.

LINK: https://jobs.uis.edu/job-search/job-details?jobID=89934&job=assistant-professor-english-literature-89934

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Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) - Visiting Assistant Professor of English (British Literature)[]

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English to begin September 1, 2018.

Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in English (or a related field), but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate will have prior experience in teaching British literature surveys and the British novel courses at the undergraduate level. Candidates must have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer candidates who have experience teaching introductory and advanced courses in British literature, contemporary British literature, and film. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Major/Essential Functions: The teaching assignment will be four courses (4/7 appointment), two courses per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Arthurian Literature (ENG-117), British Literature II (ENG-116), British Novel (ENG-261), and one additional course contributing to general education.

Application and Institution Information: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs/ and complete the online application. The application materials that must be uploaded include: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests; transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and the names and contact information for three professional references. At least one of the references must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness.

For more details, visit the College's website at https://gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Sun Hee Lee at slee6@gustavus.edu. For full consideration, applications must be received by March 26, 2018. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Finalists will be asked to submit syllabi, student evaluations, and a writing sample. Phone interviews will be conducted mid- to late-April.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet

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Hillsdale College (MI) - Asst. Professor of English (5 yr. appt. - renewable) - pref. Modern British Generalists[]

Hillsdale College, an independent, four-year institution with a traditional liberal arts mission, seeks applications from teachers and scholars of demonstrated excellence who are prepared to offer three courses per semester as follows: a) two courses in our core “Great Books” sequence (ENG 104-105); and b) either a period course in British literature (ENG 300 level) or an upper-level seminar in literature (ENG 400 level).

Position: This is a five-year position, beginning August 2018, with the possibility of renewal. Generalists in modern British literature are encouraged to apply; preference may be given to those prepared to teach twentieth century British literature. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. Other desirable attributes include a solid blend of teaching, research, and service preparation, and a strong commitment to our liberal arts mission. Love for undergraduate teaching is a must, along with the desire to work in a thriving, collegial department.

Directions: Applicants must send a letter of application that presents evidence of strong undergraduate teaching skills and an active, focused research agenda. Applicants must also include two separate documents: a) a statement of teaching philosophy and specific professional goals; and b) a detailed response to the College’s Mission Statement (please see http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/mission) that includes a discussion of the candidate’s ability to teach in the light of its commitments. The application must also include a curriculum vitae, three up-to-date letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Deadlines: All materials must be received by November 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin November 2nd. The first round of interviews will be conducted via Skype in mid December, followed by formal campus visits for the finalists after the new year. Send all materials to Dr. Stephen Smith, Chair, Department of English, Hillsdale College, 33 East College, Hillsdale MI 49242. 517-607-2637. EOE.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/44935

MLA JIL 9/11/17

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Mercy College (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor - British Literature[]

The Department of Literature and Language at Mercy College (NY) invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of English to begin September 2018. Candidates with specialization in British Literature and experience teaching undergraduate courses, composition courses, and distance learning courses are preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching, and commitment to scholarly research and to service. The Department of Literature and Language is committed to fostering a culturally diverse and inclusive intellectual community. A complete application will include a cover letter, currciculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (including contact information). Deadline for application: 6 July 2018.

Experience and/or Skills Required: Candidates with specialization in British Literature and experience teaching undergraduate courses, composition courses, and distance learning courses are preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching, and commitment to scholarly research and to service.

Education Required or Min Education Required: Ph.D. in English required by appointment date.

Posting Number: F00049P

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions Summary: Electronic applications are required and must include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Please submit the above documentation online at https://jobs.mercy.edu

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Deadline: July 6

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Rowan University (NJ) - Lecturers in English Literature (2 Positions, incl. pre-1800 British and/or Anglophone)[]

Description: The English Department at Rowan University is hiring two full-time Lecturers. We seek colleagues prepared to teach courses in one (or more) of the following areas: Global Anglophone, MELUS (particularly Asian American Literature), Children’s and Young Adult Literature, or British literature (pre-1800). Successful applicants will also teach our introductory methods course and historical surveys. No composition. The Lecturer position is a new, non-tenure-track position at Rowan University. Teaching load is 4/4. No research activity is required, but Lecturers must stay current in their field as well as perform service for the Department, College, and University. Lecturers are eligible for multi-year, renewable contracts and two levels of promotion. Initial interviews will be conducted in February via telephone or Skype.

Qualifications: Candidates should have: 1. A Ph.D. in English, completed by September 1, 2018. 2. Evidence of excellence in teaching.

Starting Date: September 1, 2018.

Contact: Dr. Joseph Coulombe is Chairperson of the Search Committee. Candidates should upload application materials — including a letter of application and a curriculum vitae — to http://jobs.rowan.edu/cw/en-us/job/492556/lecturer-in-english by February 19, 2018. Dossiers should be submitted only upon request.

MLA JIL 12/15/17

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Wittenberg University (OH) - Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, English (pref. pre-Restoration British Lit.)[]

The English Department at Wittenberg University seeks applicants for a full-time visiting position for the 2018-2019 academic year, with the possibility of renewal, up to a total of three years. The successful candidate will teach five sections of introductory college writing and research and one introductory literature course, during the two-semester academic year. Expertise in pre-Restoration British literature and/or digital humanities is especially welcome. Candidates are expected to engage in minor departmental service as indicated by the department chair, and are welcome to participate in mentorship and professional development opportunities.

Requirements: A Ph.D. or ABD in English is preferred, a master's degree in English is required. Candidates should have a strong commitment to and demonstrated success in teaching introductory college writing and research.

Additional Information: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please review our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

Application Instructions: To apply, please set-up an account and apply through our online system. Then, upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format: Curriculum vitae. Letter of application, including brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Complete applications should also include three letters of reference (with phone numbers and email addresses). Letters of reference may be uploaded with your application as PDF files on letterhead or mailed directly to Dr. Lori Askeland, Chair, Department of English, Wittenberg University, Post Office Box 720, Springfield, OH 45501-0720, laskeland@wittenberg.edu.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18[]

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