Assistant Professor of English,Tenure-Track: Criticism and Theory

Job description

The English Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks a specialist in criticism and theory with additional expertise in (and evidence of professional commitment to) either Victorian British literature or Digital Humanities for a tenure-track position. Teaching experience and a promising research agenda required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses fall and spring semesters including our core course in critical theory, senior seminars and other courses in areas of specialization, and other undergraduate courses addressing departmental need. 2/3 teaching load; 2/2 in the first year. Successful candidates will be prepared to offer new courses that expand existing offerings. Preliminary phone/skype interviews of select candidates in December 2018. Ph.D. in English or a closely related field hand by July 2019. For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 15 October 2018.

Please upload:

  • application letter
  • CV
  • statement of teaching philosophy (500-word maximum)
  • unofficial graduate transcripts
  • writing sample (30 pp. maximum)

Three letters of recommendation are also required; please ensure letters are uploaded to the MLA's Interfolio Faculty Search system.

If interviewed, candidates should be prepared to discuss the relationships among literature, professional writing, rhetoric, creative writing, and other components of English Studies.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

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Although the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is growing, the English Department remains committed to undergraduate education with small class sizes that foster discussion, academic rigor, and collaborative learning. As one of the fastest growing campuses in Colorado, UCCS currently enrolls over 12,500 students with 45 bachelor degree programs, 25 programs that lead to the master's degree, and 5 programs at the doctoral level. UCCS strives for a diverse student body (currently about 32% ethnic minority students; 30% are the first in their families to attend college). In the future, UCCS aims to become the top comprehensive regional research university in the nation. The university is known for its high-quality academics and engagement with its community. In recent years, U.S. News and World Report named UCCS a top Western public university. For more information about UCCS, see

Inquiries only to Lesley Ginsberg, Search Committee Chair, [email protected], (719) 255-4045.


Ph.D. in English or a closely related field in hand by July 2019

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered • Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:• Please upload an application letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy (500-word maximum), unofficial graduate transcripts, and a writing sample (30 pp. maximum) • Three letters of recommendation, uploaded to the MLA's Interfolio Faculty Search system, are also required • In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40054 - LAS-English

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 12, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lesley Ginsberg

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00481309





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Posted: 9/13/2018
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