Assistant Professor of English

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The Bates College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in early modern literature and culture, including history of the book, from candidates whose work intersects with at least one of following fields: critical race studies, feminist studies, queer studies, trans studies, and studies of globalization and transnationalism. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated success in teaching marginalized and underrepresented student populations. The teaching load for this position is five courses across the academic year, distributed over two semesters and a four-week “short term” in May, and entails introductory courses in early modern literature, Shakespeare and non-dramatic poetry and prose, as well as upper division courses in the areas of the candidate’s field of specialization. Applicants should show a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and have a dynamic and active research agenda. The department and college are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive curriculum and campus community.
 

Review of materials begins November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Appointment begins on August 1, 2020, by which time Ph.D. is expected

Applicants should submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page dissertation or book abstract, statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample (15-20 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants should also detail, in a separate statement, how their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of the campus learning community. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.


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