Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Lexington, Virginia
Commensurate with experience
Apr 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

One-year position beginning fall 2017 with opportunity for a second year. Visiting Assistant Professor in Postcolonial Literature and World Fiction in English. In addition to courses in these specialties, the successful candidate will, like all department members, teach first-year writing seminars, topics determined by the instructor. Opportunities for participation in interdisciplinary endeavors, including our Digital Humanities Working Group, Film and Visual Culture; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Environmental Studies; Poverty and Human Capability, and Africana Studies.

Washington and Lee is strongly committed to supporting its faculty members, from new hires to advanced professors, in developing innovative courses and excellent scholarly and artistic projects. English professors teach small, writing-intensive classes full of talented students and work closely with those students as mentors and advisers. Typically we teach across a range of fields, creating feedback loops between our research interests and our course topics. Built into our course load, too, is an annual wild card option many of us devote to interdisciplinary teaching or experimental seminars. Some of us contribute courses to Creative Writing minor and to interdisciplinary programs in Women’s and Gender Studies, Film and Visual Culture, Africana Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and the Shepherd Program in Poverty and Human Capability. We also find intellectual and artistic community through these programs and through working groups funded by the Dean’s Office, including the Creative Writing Cohort and the Queering Communities Cohort. A lively Digital Humanities Working Group supports faculty interested in the intersection of information technology and humanities research and teaching.

Ph.D. in English and relevant teaching experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, writing samples, and dossiers online at

We will begin reviewing materials on May 1, 2017—and thereafter until June 1, 2017. By mid-May, we will begin interviewing finalists on campus or via Skype. Washington and Lee

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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