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Assistant Professor, Transatlantic Literatures (Tenure Track)

Employer
Ursinus College
Location
Collegeville, PA

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Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Overview

Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in the English Department with specialties in transatlantic literatures.

Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities include upper- and lower-division classes in the English department as well as the college’s first-year seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience. We seek candidates who are comfortable with student-centered learning and able to work closely with students on independent projects. Ph.D. expected by fall 2022.

Requirements and Qualifications

The successful candidate will specialize in American and/or British literatures post-1800 and their research and teaching will center on the movement of literatures across traditional national, ethnic, and temporal boundaries. We are especially interested in a colleague who is eager to contribute to one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs, including but not limited to African American & Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, or Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. The appointment, beginning August 2022, carries a 3/2 teaching load and the expectation of an active, ongoing research agenda, along with a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Anticipated Start DateAugust 2022Application

Submit applications through Interfolio by November 1, 2021. Candidates should submit the following specific documents:

  • a letter of application addressed to Prof. Matt Kozusko, chair of the search committee, addressing the candidate’s scholarly agenda;
  • a curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a statement covering their experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community
  • a statement addressing teaching experience, practices, and goals.

More information about our department can be found at https://www.ursinus.edu/academics/english/ ; further questions about the position may be addressed to [email protected].

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.

Organization

About Ursinus College

  • Founded in 1869
  • First admitted women in 1880
  • 1,650 students from 35 states and 12 countries
  • 20% students of color
  • 12 to 1 student-faculty ratio
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • All students and faculty are issued laptop computers
  • Nationally renowned First-Year Experience, including the Common Intellectual Experience(CIE) Freshmen Seminar
  • Over 60 courses of study, including a variety of interdisciplinary programs.
  • The Center for Science and The Common Good offers students the opportunity to focus on the intersection of science and society.
  • Idyllic 170-acre campus 25 miles from Philadelphia
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Watson Foundation list, Project Pericles, Bonner Leader Program
  • Member of Project DEEP, the Annapolis Group, the Centennial Conference
  • Home to the Berman Museum of Art
  • U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrpreneurial Studies

The College's most important assets are its faculty and staff. From time to time, a variety of job opportunities are available, both part-time and full-time. Ursinus is an ideal workplace where there are excellent resources and benefits and, of course, great people. The campus is beautiful and the students keep you young.

Ursinus College is committed to the celebration of and respect for human diversity.

Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law with respect to all aspects of employment.

Ursinus College complies with all federal, state, and local statutes and regulations governing employment practices.

Ursinus College is an equal employment/affirmative action employer.

All employees are expected to abide by Ursinus College’s equal employment/affirmative action policy.

Specifically, in matters affecting employment and application for employment, the College will take affirmative action to ensure that each employee and applicant, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, or disability (except as limitations may be mandate by law) is accorded equal treatment with respect to terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, and opportunities for advancement. The College will make good-faith efforts to enhance employment opportunities for minorities and women compatible with the availability of qualified candidates in relevant employment markets in which Ursinus College is able to recruit.

Ursinus College is committed to the celebration of and respect for human diversity.  We believe that human beings derive meaning and purpose through their membership in groups as well as through their common humanity and their uniqueness as individuals.  Intellectual and personal growth are enhanced by understanding and appreciating the similarities and differences among groups and individuals.

The celebration of, and respect for, human diversity at Ursinus is based on the following:

  • The principles of freedom and the quality of individuals as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
  • The practical goal of preparing students to make significant contributions in an emerging global community.  All communities -- local, national and global -- are stronger and richer to the extent that individuals within them are able to communicate and to affirm life-enhancing values.
  • Individuals whose education has been grounded on mutual understanding and the celebration of human diversity are best prepared to contribute to the making of a just and equitable society.

This statement on human diversity should inform and guide the Ursinus College community as it establishes and implements educational and administrative policies and practices.  These ideals seem especially relevant to those policies and practices that touch upon race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation and gender, and all other aspects which tend to differentiate human groups.

In making this statement on human diversity, Ursinus College at the same time acknowledges the primary importance in an educational community of the diversity of ideas expressed in the pursuit of truth by all reasonable and free minds in an atmosphere of intellectual openness.

This statement on human diversity at Ursinus College has been developed in the context of the mission statement of the College and the institutional values generated by the mission.

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610-409-3000
Location
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville
Pennsylvania
19426
United States
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