Assistant Professor of English (Irish/Postcolonial)

Hamilton, New York
Oct 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2018, in modern Irish and postcolonial literature.  Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.  Teaching assignment of five courses per year includes introductory literature courses and advanced courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization.  The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.  Please submit letter of application, vita, writing sample, and three letters of reference through Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities.  Candidates should describe in their letter of application how their approach to teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Review of applications will begin November 18, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in New York City, January 4-7, 2018, or, for candidates who cannot attend the convention, via remote technologies.  Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state.  Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.  Further information about the English department can be found at  It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law.  Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.