Assistant Professor of English (Tenure-Track Position)
- Clark University
- Location details
- Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in early modern literature and culture, to begin in the fall 2020 semester. The ideal candidate will engage with issues such as race, faith, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, inclusive of English and global contexts. We are interested in hearing of the potential to contribute across academic departments and interdisciplinary programs at Clark, such as the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies (CGRAS), as appropriate to the candidate’s specialization. Active participation is encouraged in Early Modernists Unite (EMU), a faculty collaborative at Clark dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary connections in research and teaching and to facilitating awareness of the early roots of persistent cultural and political structures at work in the contemporary world. Successful candidates must be able to teach the department’s introductory Shakespeare course and the first half of the British literature survey, in addition to seminars in advanced Shakespeare studies and the Renaissance broadly construed; the ability to teach some medieval literature is a plus. Ph.D. is required by August 2020.
Clark University is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Tenure-track faculty members normally teach a 2–2 load. In addition to providing ongoing support for teaching and research, Clark offers pre-tenured faculty a reduced teaching load in the first year, as well as a semester’s sabbatical after a successful third-year review. Further information regarding support for faculty research and teaching may be found here: https://www.clarku.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/. Further information about the English Department may be found here: https://www2.clarku.edu/departments/english/.
Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a 20-page writing sample, three recent letters of recommendation, and syllabus examples. Materials should be sent via AcademicJobsOnline, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14653 . Priority will be given to applications received by November 4, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype in mid-December, followed by campus visits in late January/early February for finalists. Questions may be addressed to Lisa Kasmer, Chair, Department of English, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
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