Assistant Professor of Literature (Tenure Track)   

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Mar 29, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor of Literature (Tenure Track)                                     

The Humanities division at Antioch College seeks candidates for a full-time Assistant Professor of Literature (Tenure Track) position starting Fall Quarter 2021.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Literature, Comparative Literature, or English.  Preferred consideration will be given to candidates who specialize in the British and American literary traditions, but who may be able to complement our current faculty with offerings in comparative, international, or transnational literature, in gender and sexuality, or race and ethnic studies.  Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching in literature is required, and the ideal candidate will have experience teaching creative writing and/or first-year composition. Qualified MFAs are welcome to apply.

As the primary faculty member in literature, the candidate should demonstrate a commitment to rigorous undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment and an ability to develop innovative, interdisciplinary courses in literature.  The candidate should be prepared to teach within an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum dedicated to linking theoretical knowledge to experiential learning.   The candidate will be expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda contributing to new knowledge in the field.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.   Review of portfolios will begin on 12 April 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The teaching load will average two courses per quarter, three quarters per academic year.  The candidate will serve as academic advisor to students, and will be expected to play an active role in faculty and shared College governance processes, in addition to other service, including heavy committee membership, to the College.

Additional Job Responsibilities

  • Promote the mission and vision of Antioch College
  • Embrace a multicultural environment and philosophy
  • Support diversity initiatives
  • Promote a positive, receptive and inclusive atmosphere
  • Collaborate with the Cooperative Education Program through the development of new partnerships and the fostering of current student employment relationships.
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Participate in scholarly engagement

Antioch College was founded as a new kind of American college, a place where students seek to “win victories for humanity” and engage in real-world problem solving in the classroom, campus and community, and through our renowned cooperative education program.  Antioch attracts tenacious questioners who find virtue in our being rigorous and open, creative and deliberative, diverse and self-reliant; who appreciate the thoughtful scale of individual, small group and community learning, and our commitment to principles of applied and experiential education. Antioch is a laboratory for discovering the new and better ways of living and learning that are the building blocks for democratic communities and a healthy planet.  Through participatory learning and work-based education, students develop and put their ideas into practice.  Guided by talented teachers and mentors, students own their education through a robust Self-Designed Major program that encourages students to explore the transdisciplinary spaces within and between the humanities, sciences, arts, and social sciences. Students also utilize Antioch’s dynamic resources like the Antioch farm and Coretta Scott King Center in their studies.  The high level of participation in the design and governance of the College, dialogue and collaboration across the campus to develop community here and in the surrounding region is unmatched elsewhere.

Antioch College embraces diversity as a core value, and considers it fundamental to excellence in education.  We are an educational community dedicated to the pursuit of social justice that intentionally and consistently supports diverse and inclusive practices.  Antioch College acknowledges and seeks to end the existence of systemic inequity in terms of access to power, resources, and privilege and works to develop access and equity in the community. Within this context, Antioch seeks to build authentic engagement across diversity, ensure systems of support for historically and currently marginalized groups, and promote safety in challenging dialogues and exchanges.  We believe diversity enhances learning and our individual and collective ability to manifest positive change. We seek candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s mission through curricular development and innovation that fosters social justice, cultural competencies and understanding of diversity.  We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national, social locations, and theoretical perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching, a program founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature.

Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short statement of teaching philosophy, a short diversity statement, a description of your scholarly work and interests, a set of three sample syllabi, and a list of three references from whom we will solicit letters of recommendation for the finalists.  Finalists will also be required to submit official transcripts and teaching evaluations.  Please submit application inquiries and materials to [email protected].

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