ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LITERATURE AND WRITING (TWO TENURE - TRACK POSITIONS)

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ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE:

Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty,Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.

We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.

 


JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Department of English, Rhetoric and Writing at Berry College invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in literature and writing starting August 2022. We seek two teacher-scholar-mentors in complementary areas who will engage our students in courses focusing on Global/Ethnic literatures in English with expertise in postcolonial, diasporic, and/or indigenous studies. Applications are encouraged from candidates with innovative approaches to the field which may include: empire/race/colonialism, transnationalism, gender and sexuality studies, or environmental studies. Responsibilities will include courses in both our general education program and in the major. A commitment to teaching first-year writing is also needed. Opportunities will be available for curricular development and interdisciplinary teaching including courses for a developing ethnic studies minor. Ability to teach both American ethnic literatures and British literature is a plus.

The successful candidates will be joining a vibrant, engaging department with steady student enrollment. The department is housed in the Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Junior faculty at Berry have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, including summer research grants, interdisciplinary teaching, generous support for conference travel as well as teaching workshops and seminars. Additionally, there are multiple opportunities in and out of the classroom for our faculty to develop meaningful mentoring relationships with our students such as fostering their development as research assistants through the college's LifeWorks program, guiding them in undergraduate research and Honors theses, and coaching them in the development of their capstone portfolios.

We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship is aligned with and will advance the department's work on adding diversity to the college curriculum and promoting our values of equity, inclusion, diversity, and respect for and service to others. The ideal candidate will demonstrate aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching in a liberal arts environment, and a commitment to mentoring and guiding students. Candidates from historically minoritized groups are especially encouraged to apply.

 


REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in English. ABD candidates near completion will be considered. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Berry College offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

All potential employees at Berry College are required to submit to a full national background check prior to hiring.

 


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Applicants should provide the following materials:

(1) Letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the position.

(2) Curriculum Vitae (CV).

(3) Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

(4) A statement of teaching philosophy.

(5) A statement of research philosophy and interests.

(6) A statement showing the candidate's commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core.

(7) Names and contact information for three references.


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