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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2019-2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

University of California, Merced (USA:Ca) - Assistant Professor of 19th-Century American Poetry[edit | edit source]

The Department of Literatures and Languages at UC Merced is seeking to hire a faculty member at the Assistant (tenure-track) level in 19th-Century American Poetry. Candidates in all areas of 19th-Century American Poetry are encouraged to apply, but we are particularly interested in applicants who research and teach environmental literature and eco-criticism; critical race studies; indigenous studies; feminist theory; and/or engage with writers or areas traditionally marginalized in the academy.

This is a unique opportunity for an individual to join the faculty at the newest University of California campus and to engage in long-term program building. We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs and research; and teach effectively in the undergraduate English Program and Interdisciplinary Humanities graduate program. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in literature, English, or a closely related field by the position start date and a strong record of publication.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than October 4, 2019 in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a writing sample that is either a journal article or book chapter; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates.  For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html#Are-there-any-guidelines-for-wr.

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than October 18, 2019.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

For additional information, please contact Professor Matthew Kaiser, matthew.kaiser@ucmerced.edu.

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

To apply, please visit our UC Merced job posting at: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF00857.

Deadline: 4 October 2019 (North American Pacific Time, UTC-7)

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Wake Forest University (USA:NC) - Assistant Professor, 20th and 21st century American Literature, tenure-track (2 positions)[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at Wake Forest University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in 20th-21st century American Literature. One position will emphasize modern and contemporary American poetry and poetics, and the other position will emphasize modern and contemporary American prose fiction. Secondary interests could include: cultural studies, critical theory, performance studies, race and gender theory, and electronic literatures.  We seek teacher-scholars whose research engages with diverse perspectives, topics, and/or populations and whose teaching will contribute to and enhance our vibrant curriculum in literature, culture, and language. We welcome applications from candidates who bring varied experiences, backgrounds, and approaches. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by August 2020. The teaching load is nine courses over two years, with courses ranging from first-year seminars to advanced electives and MA-level courses. Salary competitive. 

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  EOE/AA

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life and an impressive array of facilities and resources. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For information about the University, go to https://about.wfu.edu.

Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/69348 by October 31, 2019. A cover letter and CV should be addressed to Dr. Jessica Richard, Chair, Department of English.  Additional materials, such as a writing sample, teaching philosophy, and letters of recommendation, will be requested In November from candidates as they progress through the review process.  Initial interviews will be conducted by videoconference; finalists will be invited to campus interviews.

Questions about the position may be addressed to adamsgm@wfu.edu. 

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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Durham University (EU:UK:Eng) - Assistant Professor in English Literature 1660-1832[edit | edit source]

The Department of English Studies at Durham University seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in English Literature 1660-1832 (Grade 7 or 8). The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests in any area of literature of the period, including the Restoration, the Eighteenth Century, and the Romantic period. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with interests in poetry and poetics, fictional and non-fictional prose, and women authors; specialists in any other aspect of the literature of the period are also encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be joining a department with notable strengths in the period, including in textual editing, the study of poetry, research into the history and practice of drama, screen adaptations, and criticism of the novel.

The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of outstanding research potential and/or achievement in any area of the literature of the period and will be expected to develop undergraduate and postgraduate modules reflecting their research specialism, as well as to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum as appropriate. They will also be expected to attract and supervise postgraduate research students at PhD level and will contribute to strengthening and enhancing the University’s international profile through teaching and research of global reach and significance.

Deadline: 1 November 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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Durham University (EU:UK:Eng) - Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English Studies at Durham University seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature (Grade 7 or 8). The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests in any area of literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with interests in one or more of the following areas: post-1940 fiction and poetry; feminist and modernist poetics; and interdisciplinary approaches to literature and other forms of cultural production. Specialists in any other aspect of the literature of the period are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be joining a department with notable strengths in the period, including in modernism, post-war literature, and literary theory, with growing expertise in the broad area of world literatures in English.

The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of outstanding research potential and/or achievement in any area of the literature of the period and will be expected to develop undergraduate and postgraduate modules reflecting their research specialism, as well as to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum as appropriate. They will also be expected to attract and supervise postgraduate research students at PhD level and will contribute to strengthening and enhancing the University’s international profile through teaching and research of global reach and significance.

Deadline: 8 November 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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Visiting Positions / Limited Term Positions - 2019-2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

King's College London (UK:Eng) - Lecturer, Academic Education Pathway (1 Year Visiting Asst. Prof. Equivalent) - Early Modern English Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English wishes to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature (Academic Education Pathway) for a period of 10 months from September 1 2019. This is a temporary post to cover maternity leave in the department. A UK Lecturer position is approximately equivalent to an Assistant Professor in the US system.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach on a range of undergraduate modules. These are likely to include the first-year compulsory modules Reading Poetry and Early Modern Literary Cultures and second-year options including Comedy and Identity, Life of the Sonnet and Poetry of Revolution. The post-holder will be involved in personal tutoring and some academic administration and will also be expected to supervise undergraduate dissertations.  Depending on experience, the post-holder may also be involved in informal advising of research students. They will play a full part in the intellectual life of the Department, including departmental sessions on research, professional development and pastoral care.

This post will be offered on a 10 month fixed term contract.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent. The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £37,412 to £44,015 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview during week commencing June 24 2019

Professor Janet Floyd janet.floyd@kck.ac.uk 

To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online . Please note that your materials should be in A4 format.

Source: Jobs.ac.uk

Deadline: 1 July 2019 (Midnight, UK Time)

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Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-2020[edit | edit source]

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