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Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Employer
Illinois Wesleyan University
Location
Bloomington, Illinois
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Job Details

Job Details:

Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the English Department. This one-year position will begin in Fall 2024. Salary is competitive and provides excellent benefits.

Institutional information: 

Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University is a highly competitive small liberal arts institution located in Bloomington, IL.

The English Department offers a major with concentrations in Literature and Writing. We offer minors in English, Creative Writing, and Journalism and Communication. A large percentage of our English majors also major in Education Studies. Many of our students study abroad, receive academic credit for internships, pursue independent studies, and conduct honors research. The English Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a PhD or be nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) in English, Comparative Literature, or a related field by August 1, 2024. We seek candidates who can teach courses that focus on diaspora studies, disability studies, gender studies, global/postcolonial Englishes, Latinx literature, and/or literary theory. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach British literature(s) of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate English courses. The typical teaching load for the position is four classes per semester, including two sections of a first-year writing course.

Special Notes:

Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO employer.

Review of applications will begin on March 4; however, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

To Apply:

Submit the following as pdf attachment(s) and/or via Interfolio to english@iwu.edu.

  1. A cover letter addressing qualifications;
  2. A CV;
  3. A teaching portfolio, including two syllabi and two assignments that you have created (even if you have not yet used them);
  4. Three letters of recommendation;
  5. A clear statement describing how your teaching has (and, potentially, research, service, and/or work beyond the university have) provided preparation for contributing to our commitment to address issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization.

Questions may be directed to:

Mike Theune, Chair
Department of English
Illinois Wesleyan University
P.O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Telephone: (309) 556-3168
Email: mtheune@iwu.edu

Organization

Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.

 

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
309-556-1000
Location
1312 Park St
Holmes Hall
Bloomington
IL
61701
US

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