Tenure Track Assistant Professor in British Literature (Early Modern / Shakespeare / pre-1800)

Pepperdine University’s English Program seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Early Modern / Shakespeare / pre-1800. Candidates with additional expertise in at least one of the following areas are strongly preferred: Digital Humanities, Great Books, Social Action and Justice. This is a tenure track position beginning in August 2022. (Strong) Preference will be granted to applicants with a completed doctoral degree at the time of application; all candidates must have completed their PhD by August 1, 2022.

Position responsibilities will include teaching courses primarily in literature and the general education program. All candidates will have a preference and demonstrated ability for undergraduate teaching, a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines, outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and an active commitment to the university's Christian mission and the mission of Seaver College. 

Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community. Review of applications begins October 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials must include: Letter of application, C.V., three current letters of reference (one letter should specifically address the candidate’s teaching), transcripts of all graduate work, teaching philosophy statement, a statement detailing the candidate’s scholarly agenda, a thoughtful reflection by the applicant on the University’s Christian mission, and a writing sample of approximately 20 pages.

Pepperdine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Pepperdine is committed to providing a work environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Engaging in unlawful discrimination or harassment will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context which celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists. It is the intent of the University to create and promote a diverse work force consistent with its stated goals and mission

Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/94591. All inquiries or questions should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jennifer Smith (jennifer.smith@pepperdine.edu).

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