Assistant Professor of US Literatures and Cultures

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The Department of English at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for an assistant professorship: full-time, tenure-track, 2/2 course load, begins fall semester 2020. Required qualifications:  (1) PhD or equivalent degree in English or related field, with degree in hand by August 31, 2020; (2) evidence of primary expertise and high-quality work in US literatures and cultures, mid-20th century to present and/or multi-temporal/nonchronological temporalities; (3) evidence of primary expertise and high-quality work in African-American and/or Native-American literatures and cultures; (4) undergraduate teaching experience.  Preferred qualifications:  (1) demonstrated potential for continued success as a scholar; (2) demonstrated potential for continued success as a teacher; (3) demonstrated commitment to and experience in creating a diverse and inclusive atmosphere for research and teaching.  The university expects faculty members to maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession. Applicants must apply online at:  https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. Click "External Applicants" and search for keyword 332173. Provide the following: (1) cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) 20-25 pages of your scholarly writing; (4) two sample syllabi; (5) a statement of no more than 500 words describing your demonstrated commitment to and experience in creating a diverse and inclusive atmosphere for research and teaching (access your "my cover letters and attachment" page to upload items #3, #4, #5).  Application deadline is Monday, October 14, 2019. Selected applicants will be contacted for 3 letters of recommendation and for preliminary interviews via Skype or Zoom.  The English Department at the University of Minnesota is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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