Peters Rushton, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English

The Department of English at the University of Virginia invites applications for the Peters Rushton Visiting Assistant Professor position. We seek a scholar in the fields of contemporary American or British Literature with specialties in any genre. We welcome candidates whose work engages transnational contexts, critical race and gender theory, film and media studies, or the environment. The holder of this position will teach two undergraduate classes per semester, with the possibility of a graduate course, take part in departmental service, and make a public presentation. The department will select a candidate who can contribute, through their publications, teaching, public presentation, and service, to the diversity and excellence of a top-ten department of English.

This is a one-year visiting Assistant Professor position (with the possibility of renewing for a second year pending funding approval).

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To apply:

Apply online at search for posting # R0023286, complete the application, and attach the following:

**Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the resume box.***

1. Cover letter discussing your research, teaching experience, and experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion;

2. Curriculum vitae;

3. A statement of teaching philosophy, including your experience working with diverse student populations;

4. A writing sample (no more than twenty pages)

5. Contact information for three references

**Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

We will begin to review applications May 3, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin in the fall term of 2021, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2021.

Questions about the position should be directed to Mrinalini Chakravorty, Associate Professor: Questions about the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor:

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires before making a final offer.

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