Early Modern Literature Assistant Professor, Tenure-track

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Tufts University invites applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English.  Ph.D. must be awarded by August 2022.  Evidence of superior scholarship and teaching excellence required.

Candidates should have a research focus in Early Modern English literature, with an ability to teach both Shakespeare and non-dramatic poetry and prose.  Candidates whose research approaches the English Renaissance from a global perspective and who have interests in one or more additional fields including critical race studies, the histories of imperialism and colonialism, or ecocriticism are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach the early English literature survey, a broad range of undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars, and to mentor students writing senior theses and doctoral dissertations.

Application requirements: Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation, submitted directly by the authors and uploaded to Interfolio. The English Department takes Tufts’ commitment to become an anti-racist institution seriously and invites dialogue on our continuing efforts to promote diversity, equity, and justice towards this collective goal.  As a start to such dialogue, we thus ask for a short statement either separately or included in the letter of application addressing how candidates expect to contribute to these efforts in their research and teaching.  All materials must be submitted through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/93033

Tufts University is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff, to fostering their success when hired, and to becoming an anti-racist institution.  We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.  For additional information, applicants may contact Department Administrator Wendy Medeiros wendy.medeiros@tufts.edu.  Review of applications begins November 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.  Interviews will be conducted on Zoom starting in mid December.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally.  Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.  Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here https://oeo.tufts.edu/policies-procedures/non-discrimination/. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at johny.laine@tufts.edu.  Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.


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