Whichard Visiting Distinguished Professor
Open Date: 11/06/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Applicants must have speaking fluency in English; a doctorate or equivalent degree in English, Gender or Women's Studies, and/or another humanities-related field, such as Comparative Literature or Ethnic Studies; a distinguished record of publication; and a demonstrated commitment to the humanities.
Special Instructions to Applicant: Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests (including plans to engage with students and faculty in the humanities), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of and contact information for three current references. Applicants should also arrange for three current letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Whichard Search Committee, Department of English, East Carolina University, 2140 Bate Building, Mail Stop 555, Greenville, NC 27858. An official transcript is required upon employment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Review of applications will begin December 6, 2018; and the position will remain open until filled.
Job Duties: The Department of English invites applications for the Whichard Visiting Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities focused on gender and/or sexuality and multiethnic American literatures. This special one-year appointment starts August 12, 2019, and ends May 15, 2020. The faculty member appointed will be hired at the rank of Visiting Associate Professor or Visiting Professor. The Whichard Distinguished Professor will teach one course per semester to include one English course in multicultural/ transnational literature and one English/Gender Studies cross-listed course in a selected topic. The appointee will guest lecture in other courses as appropriate. The Whichard Distinguished Professor will also contribute through developing and participating in workshops, public lectures, and conversations relating to the humanities. The person appointed will act as an advocate for the importance of studying languages, literatures, and cultures and will engage not only with students and faculty in the Department, College, and University, but also with the East Carolina community at large.