Posting Description: The English Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a Specialist in British Literature from the Restoration to 1800. Expertise in critical theory desired. Transatlantic or transnational/global approaches and/or rhetorical history/criticism of the period welcome. Teaching experience and a promising research agenda required. Ph. D. in hand by July 2014. Teach undergraduate courses each semester in these areas: breadth courses in Restoration and 18th-Century Literature; senior seminars in area of specialization; our team-taught introduction to English Studies; introduction to literature; other interests. Ability to teach critical theory and/or global/transnational courses appreciated. 2/3 teaching load. Preliminary interview of select candidates conducted at MLA meeting in 2014. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 4 November 2013. To apply, please upload an application letter, a CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, names and email contacts for three references, and a writing sample (30 pp. maximum) to http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/71052. The letter of application should address, along with other aspects of the position, the relationship among literature, professional and technical writing, rhetoric, and other components of English Studies. We will contact recommenders of all applicants via e-mail to arrange for their letters to be sent. Recommendation letters are required; it will be important for us to receive them promptly upon request. For this reason we advise all applicants to make preliminary arrangements. You will be able to verify through Jobs at CU whether or not their letters have been submitted. Applicants who use a portfolio service, such as Interfolio, are asked to list the unique email address assigned to each recommender as the contact information. An automated message will be sent to that unique address with instructions on how to upload the references. UCCS is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. UCCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fosters equity in employment by promoting diversity and assuring inclusiveness. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at (719) 255-3372. Please see www.uccs.edu for more information about our department and campus. The English Department at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) has seen its number of majors grow in the last ten years. Yet we remain committed to class sizes that foster discussion, academic rigor, and collaborative learning. As one of the fastest growing campuses in Colorado, UCCS currently enrolls 9,400 students with over 36 bachelor degree programs, 19 programs that lead to the master's degree, and 5 programs at the doctoral level. UCCS strives for a diverse student body (currently about 26% ethnic minority students). In the future, UCCS aims to become the top comprehensive regional research university in the nation with 10,000-12,000 students. The university is known for its high-quality academics and engagement with its community. In recent years, U.S. News and World Report named UCCS a top Western public university. For more information about UCCS, see www.uccs.edu.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. Teaching experience. Promising research agenda.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Specialist in British Literature from the Restoration to 1800.
Desired Qualifications: Ability to teach critical theory and/or global/transnational courses. Transatlantic or transnational/global approaches and/or rhetorical history/criticism of the period.
Campus: Colorado Springs