Assistant Professor of English in Children's Literature

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The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Literature in Children’s Literature. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus although teaching opportunities will be available on all campuses as well as online.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of Literature, this Assistant Professor of English faculty position requires teaching, research, and service responsibilities. The position is an academic (9/10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned PhD in English, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2021.
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Children’s Literature Specialty.
  • Subspecialty in Media and/or Film Studies desired.
  • Experience and interest in contributing to growing a digital humanities program in literature which may include pursuit of grant-funded opportunities, occasions for collaborative public engagement, and development of interdisciplinary and collaborative projects.
  • Potential subspecialties could include multicultural literatures, adolescent literature, and/or LGBTQ issues.
  • Engagement in interdisciplinary or collaborative efforts across conventional literary historical boundaries.

Screening of applications begins December 15, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence.

A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

            Caren Town, Search Chair, Search #67844

                                    Georgia Southern University

            Electronic mail: literature@georgiasouthern.edu

            Please include Search # in Subject line

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/literature/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

The full text advertisement, including information about the
department, faculty, and the complete position announcement with all qualifications and application
instructions, is available at https://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/positions/faculty/ or
https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/literature/employment-opportunities/.


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