Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Location
Roanoke, Virginia
Posted
Mar 23, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of English and Creative Writing at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English.  This is a full-time, visiting faculty position beginning July 2018 with the possibility of renewal.

A generalist is sought with strength in early American literature and 17th, 18th and 19th century transatlantic literature.  Candidates are welcomed whose courses can contribute to the department’s concentration in multicultural literature.

The ideal candidate will be a strong teacher and scholar who can offer courses at all levels, including writing-intensive courses, in a variety of literary periods.  Candidates should include other areas of interest in their application.  The position carries a teaching load of six courses per year.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:  Ph.D. in English in hand by July 1, 2018; evidence of scholarly promise; and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level.  Applicants must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching in a single-sex, liberal arts institution.  Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and share Hollins’ commitment to preparing students for leadership opportunities in a broadly diverse, global society.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to americanlit@hollins.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins guarantees the following to every undergraduate student: research opportunities, access to study abroad, internship(s) and access to its extensive alumnae network, and leadership training.

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.

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