Two-year Position in English- Global Anglophone Literature

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The Berea College Department of English seeks applications for a two-year position in global anglophone literature and culture of the 20TH-21ST centuries. We are especially interested in English- language literatures of the Middle East, Africa, and Southern Asia, and their diasporas. Specialties might include: postcolonial literature, indigeneity and decolonization, migration or refugee studies, environmental, transnational, or trans-oceanic literatures in English. In addition to courses related to the applicant's areas of specialization, applicants must be qualified and willing to teach the modern British survey, first-year composition in our General Studies curriculum, and our core English methods course. Please address any secondary or additional areas of specialization in your letter. A Ph.D. in English, or appropriate area studies, conferred by August 2021 is required, along with a strong record of teaching effectiveness, and active scholarly engagement in the field. Successful candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship or service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.

Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, complete set of student evaluations from a recent course, two sample syllabi, 500-WORD statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample of 15-20 pages, one page diversity statement (describing work that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, and plans to make future contributions to inclusive representation of racialized minorities in the applicant’s scholarship and teaching), and three letters of recommendation to Applicants should submit these materials by November 10, 2020. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of candidates will begin November 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education, and is one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,650 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and 76 countries. Berea College only admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000 over four years. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate college. As one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours weekly. Washington Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 as the Best National Liberal Arts College in 2016, 2017, 2018, and the No. 1 College in the country in terms of affordability from 2016 to 2019. Berea’s recognition comes from success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

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