Nineteenth-Century American Literature/Early Ethnic American

San Jose
Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Specialization: Nineteenth-Century American Literature/Early Ethnic American
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24238
Rank: Assistant (Tenure-track)

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University seeks an Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including, but not limited to: colonial or nineteenth-century American literature; a Transatlantic literary survey; and General Education courses. Participation in service at department, college, and university levels, including grading of graduate exams and serving on Masters-level thesis committees, is required.

Requires training in any area of nineteenth-century American literatures. Candidates with teaching experience or research in early ethnic American literatures, such as Native American literatures; early colonial literatures, such as Caribbean or Latin American literatures; or closely related fields are especially of interest. Preferred attributes include training or interest in Transatlantic literary traditions, eco-critical or environmental literatures, digital humanities/pedagogies, world literatures, project-based learning, public humanities, and/or arts administration.

Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and an emerging record of relevant peer-reviewed scholarship are required, along with a Ph.D. in American Literature or related field of study by start of appointment, August 17, 2018. Candidates must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Full ad and application instructions are published at: Application deadline is November 6, 2017, at 9 a.m. Questions may be directed to Professor Noelle Brada-Williams via Please include Job Opening 24238 in all correspondence.


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