Assistant Professor of English in Modern British Literature (Tenure Track)

The Department of English at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of English in Early Modern British Literature and Culture with an expected start date of July 25, 2022. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in Early Modern British literature ranging from undergraduate surveys to upper-level courses in drama, poetry and poetics, to Ph.D. special topics courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Required Qualifications: Demonstrated potential for or evidence of successful research and publication in British Early Modern studies. Demonstrated potential for or evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with expertise in one or more areas of continental literatures, comparative or transnational approaches, digital humanities, history of ideas, or decolonizing the curriculum regarding issues of empire, racial formation, gender and sexuality, or disability studies are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, an article-length writing sample, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to Letters of recommendation will be solicited by the application system from your listed references upon submission of your application. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants can use "other document" or other optional applicant document slots to submit evidence of teaching excellence, a media portfolio, or other optional materials. Other questions? Contact search committee chair Dr. Drew Lopenzina:

Conditions of Employment: In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status to the designated university personnel.  Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to designated university personnel.

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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