: 4161 (ENGL-English)Locations:
: Worcester, MAPosted:
: Apr 23, 2022Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Full-time - ExemptPosition ID:
About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.
The Department of English at Clark University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of U.S. multiethnic literature with a specialization in Asian American literature and culture. We are open to applicants with expertise in a variety of geographic foci, critical approaches, and theoretical lenses that address Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Transpacific literary and cultural productions. We welcome candidates who can teach advanced seminars in Asian American literature and critical ethnic theory as well as core requirements in the English Major such as surveys of U.S. multi-ethnic literature and genre courses (such as drama, poetry, or fiction). Course load to include at least one (but no more than two) gen ed lit/comp course per year. The position begins in Fall 2022 with a 2/3 teaching load along with some undergraduate and graduate advising duties in consultation with chair (such as possible major/minor advising and serving as a reader - and eventually potentially advisor - on thesis projects). PhDs preferred but ABDs will be considered, both with at least one year of teaching experience. The position is renewable up to three years.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following document, which is required for consideration:
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Candidates who advance in consideration subsequently will be asked for sample course syllabus; course evaluations or equivalent evidence of effective teaching; and reference letters. Please direct questions to Meredith Neuman, Department Chair, at [email protected] or Betsy Huang, English Department and Dean of the College, at [email protected] Review of materials will begin immediately and be considered on a rolling basis.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.
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