The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English in early-20th century British Literature. Secondary specialization in at least one of the following fields is preferred: drama, poetry, critical theory, and digital humanities. A successful candidate will be expected to teach foundation courses for the major in literary studies and critical theory, the post-1800 survey of British literature, and to develop general education courses that would be attractive to students from other majors, as well as courses in the area of specialization. The candidate may also be asked to teach first year writing, as needed. Demonstrated success in blended and online teaching is a plus. We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher-scholar who can help build the major.
Requirements: PhD in English; documented evidence of teaching excellence, and a clearly defined research agenda. In addition to teaching advanced and introductory courses and active publishing, we are looking for a dedicated colleague interested in student success and departmental and university service. Teaching expectations are three courses per semester. ABD applicants will be considered but PhD must be completed by August 2015 for contract renewal
Candidates should electronically submit Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Statement, 3 letters of recommendation, and significant writing sample (25-30 pp) http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.
An official transcript confirming award of terminal degree will also be required for consideration for contract renewal (prior to September 1, 2015).
Completion of the search is contingent on the availability of funding.
Formal review of applications begins November 22, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Chicago in January 2014.
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UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.