Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing (18th and Early 19th C Literature and Cu...

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Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing (18th and Early 19th C Literature and Culture)

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Aug 26, 2020
Close Date:
Nov 1, 2020

The Literature and Creative Writing department of Hamilton College invites applications to fill a tenure track position in 18th- and early-19th-century literature and culture, with a comparative emphasis, to begin July 1, 2021.

We seek an innovative and dedicated teacher/scholar who can teach one or more of the following: the origins, legacies, and contradictions of “the Enlightenment” as a global phenomenon; literary and material culture (e.g. print culture, maps, diagrams, etc.); the development of the novel; comparative genre studies (novel, essay, autobiography). We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The position requires institutional service, including academic advising of undergraduate students after the first year.

Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the time the position begins.  The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses per year thereafter. By November 1, 2020, please send a vita, letter of application, and a writing sample (at least 10 pages) as pdf files at via Interfolio. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Onno Oerlemans, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected]. Candidates for preliminary video interviews will be notified by mid-December.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners).  Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 8/29/2020
Application Due: 11/3/2020
Work Type: Full Time