Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnic American Literature

Location
Memphis, TN
Posted
Apr 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Department of English at Rhodes College invites applications for a one-year, full-time sabbatical replacement for 2018-2019. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations. The successful candidate should have a completed Ph.D. with a specialization in one or more of the following literary traditions: African-American/Africana, Latin-American/Latinx, or U.S. Multi-ethnic literature. Courses will include first-year writing seminars and both intermediate and advanced literature classes, with an opportunity to design or modify courses at all levels. Teaching load is 3/3.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity (http://handbook.rhodes.edu/diversity) in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. http://www.rhodes.edu/content/our-city.

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. Completed applications will include a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Your application must also include a statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin April 13 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. For additional information contact Dr. Leslie Petty, chair of the Department of English at pettyl@rhodes.edu.

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