Assistant Professor, Nineteenth Century British Literature, Dept. of English
Department Summary: Bridgewater State University is a four-year comprehensive university in southeastern Massachusetts, serving over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students via opportunities for close student/faculty interaction and a commitment to social justice. Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients. BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. BSU is primarily a teaching institution with ample opportunity for research (especially in collaboration with students), where faculty teach a 4/4 load with opportunities for course reductions and reassignments for service and research. The successful candidate joins a vibrant campus supportive of literature and writing that includes a Visiting Authors Series, thriving Undergraduate Research program, and nationally recognized student journal, The Bridge. In addition to the literature major, the English Department houses numerous concentrations and minors, including those in Writing & Writing Studies, Film Studies, Childhood Studies, American Studies, Irish Studies, and Ethnic and Indigenous Studies. The Department also offers a Master's degree in English. Faculty are encouraged to teach and design courses according to their particular areas of interest. Our mission is to cultivate critical reading, writing, and thinking through the study of language, interpretation of literature, and the creation and analysis of texts. In doing so, we aim to develop ethical and discerning individuals prepared for civic, professional, and intellectual life.
Essential Duties: The Department of English at Bridgewater State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in nineteenth-century British literature with the ability to teach across the long nineteenth century (1789-1914). The successful applicant will design and teach upper-division and graduate courses in 19th century British literature and lower-division courses in composition or literature, as well as advise undergraduate and graduate students. Continuing scholarly activity and active participation in departmental and university-wide professional activities are expected.
Required Qualifications: PhD in English and university teaching experience required. Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have the ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education. Since faculty in the Department teach first-year writing, preparation in composition will be an advantage.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with a publication record or comparable professional preparation are preferred. Candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to college and university initiatives in digital pedagogy and scholarship and/or interdisciplinary collaboration are particularly encouraged to apply. BSU is actively seeking to diversify its workforce and encourages candidates to discuss the perspectives or experiences they bring to their teaching and scholarship that would contribute to this goal.
Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries. **Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.