Faculty - Assistant Professor - 19th Century British Literature

Sep 25, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Faculty - Assistant Professor - 19th Century British Literature

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Utah Valley University's Department of English and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position in 19th Century British Literature, to begin August 2018.

Responsibilities include: teaching advanced courses in 19th Century British literature, lower-division surveys of British literature after 1800, lower-division courses in literary theory, and first-year composition. Average class sizes of 20-25 students remains a departmental priority. Faculty teach a standard course load of four courses per semester, with reassigned time competitively awarded for scholarly research.

The English and Literature department offers BA and BS degrees in English and English Education. We offer emphases in Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Writing Studies, as well as departmental Honors in English. Our 45 full-time faculty nurture intellectually engaged students and pursue scholarly interests through courses and programs including literature, rhetoric, technical communication, literary theory, creative writing, cinema studies, and an interdisciplinary BA/BS university degree in Integrated Studies. Faculty also participate in directing a summer London study abroad program, student publications, and a wide array of service opportunities.

Located 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City, Utah Valley University enrolls more than 30,000 students and continues to grow rapidly. We are a regional state university that provides quality learning opportunities for students through programs at the certificate, associate, and baccalaureate levels, in addition to select graduate degrees. UVU also offers competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package.

Please complete the online application at www.uvu.jobs. Include a cover letter, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae.

Applications will be evaluated beginning November 1, 2017 and will continue to be considered until the position fills. Priority consideration will be afforded to candidates submitting applications prior to November 1. Interviews will be held via Skype beginning in December.

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. required at time of appointment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Areas of interest that would complement the work of our existing British literature faculty include the long nineteenth century (Romanticism and Victorianism), as well as contemporary literary and critical theory. Applicants with specialties in comparative colonialisms, science and technology, ecocriticism and/or environmental humanities, gender and sexuality, or material culture are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will situate their teaching and scholarship with respect to UVU’s emphasis on Engaged Learning. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:
Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.
Lifting up to 10 lbs.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC12017
Open Date: 09/14/2017
Review Start Date: 11/01/2017
Close Date: 11/1/2017
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Under “Reference’s Letter” please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/3934

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.