Assistant Professor of British Literature and Culture, 1870–1940

The English Department at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of British Literature and Culture, 1870–1940, to begin August 2022. Expertise in transnational approaches is preferred. Additional interest in race, the environment, or visual and material culture is encouraged. The teaching load is three courses per semester and will include introductory, advanced, and graduate courses.

SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

THE DEPARTMENT: One of the largest departments on the SUNY Cortland campus, the English Department is composed of approximately forty faculty across four programs, Literature, Professional Writing, Adolescence Education in English, and Composition with eight of these faculty teaching in the literature program.  The department offers three majors: English, Professional Writing, and Adolescence Education in English and serves approximately 200 majors and minors and 20 graduate students in addition to supporting students in other education programs. With small class sizes, our faculty get to know our students well, with additional opportunities to work with students outside the classroom through research or through our department clubs.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph. D. by the time of appointment with specialization in British Literature and Culture, 1870-1940, record of teaching excellence, and evidence of scholarly potential required. Expertise in transnational approaches is preferred. Additional interest in race, the environment, or visual and material culture is encouraged. 

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland’s 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools – education, arts and sciences and professional studies – are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

APPLICATION:  For more information and to apply, go to:  Be prepared to attach a letter of application, CV, a two-page dissertation description or précis, and contact information for at least three professional references.  The letter of application should detail interests, accomplishments, and potential in research, teaching, and service. Review of application materials will begin October 29, 2021.

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.



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