Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English / Two-Year Mellon Faculty Fellowship

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The English Department at Coe College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor/ACM Mellon Faculty Fellow appointment in twentieth- and twenty-first-century hemispheric, transnational, or ethnic American literature to begin in August 2020.

Interests in such areas as Latinx literatures, border studies, postcolonial studies and/or indigenous literatures are especially welcome. As a Fellow in the Mellon Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate, the hire will teach half-time (three courses a year) for the first two years to advance their research agenda and become familiar with teaching and research at a liberal arts college; after two years, the position will be a full-time load (six courses a year). In addition, Fellows are offered mentoring opportunities through regular meetings with the ACM Mellon cohort. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

We seek candidates committed to undergraduate teaching who can extend our department’s support for global and interdisciplinary studies and contribute to efforts to foster inclusion and access for underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will design and teach courses ranging from introductory literature courses and first-year seminars to upper-level courses and seminars. In addition, there are opportunities to teach in interdisciplinary programs, such as Social and Criminal Justice, the Center for Health and Society, Environmental Studies, International Studies, American Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in English or a related field by August 2020 and demonstrate  evidence of strong undergraduate teaching. To be assured of consideration, submit a letter including discussion of goals and plans for teaching and research, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a 300-word statement of how the candidate advances the goals of the ACM/CIC Mellon Faculty Fellows Program to https://apply.interfolio.com/67493 by October 25, 2019. 

The Mellon Faculty Fellowships are open to all qualified candidates, while also encouraging applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first-generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talents and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic, or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service and leadership in the academy. For more information: Mellon Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate.

Coe College is a selective liberal arts college of 1,400 students with an 11:1 student/faculty ratio. It is located in a progressive metropolitan area of 200,000; the University of Iowa and Iowa City are thirty minutes away. Cedar Rapids is located roughly midway between the Midwest’s largest urban centers, easily accessible via a regional airport. Coe is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of Coe’s campus, and strongly encourage applications from individuals underrepresented in the profession.


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