Assistant Professor of English

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The Stetson University English Department is accepting applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track assistant professor to begin in August 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS

The department seeks a broadly trained scholar in Transatlantic literature in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914); work that engages writing in English by historically marginalized voices is strongly preferred. Desirable secondary fields include but are not limited to scientific writing and/or ecocriticism. We seek a teacher-scholar devoted to teaching undergraduates rigorously and inclusively and who will model research and writing. 

A Ph.D. in English or Literature with expertise in Transatlantic literature spanning the long nineteenth century, an active scholarly agenda, and demonstrated teaching excellence in teaching undergraduates in both general and specialized areas in English is required. We seek a student-centered colleague who is actively engaged in literary scholarship and criticism, is interested in collaborations among a broader community of undergraduates and faculty and has a demonstrated record of engaging students.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The teaching load is three courses per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities include surveys of American and British Literature, period courses in Romanticism and the long nineteenth century, one or more genre-based lower-division courses (Reading Non-Fiction, Reading Narrative, Reading Lyric, Exploring Drama), and the Text/Criticism/Theory methods course required of all majors. Teaching includes upper-division courses in the field; other courses will be based on the candidate’s expertise and may include offerings for the University’s requirements in General Education, including courses for Historical Inquiry, Creative Arts, or Culture and Beliefs requirements, First-Year Seminars, and Junior Seminars. Other responsibilities include participation in junior and senior portfolio reviews, advising, and departmental and university service. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Academic Affairs website: http://www.stetson.edu/other/faculty/professional-development/index.php.

THE DEPARTMENT

The English department is a vital community of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty writers that support the English major and minor, the Creative Writing Minor, and the MFA of the Americas program; area studies programs, the Gender Studies program, the Pre-Law advisory program, and the University Writing Program; the Sullivan Lectures series; and several prominent student organizations. We are committed to engaging our students and colleagues in scholarship, critique, and creative practice. For more information, see the department web page: https://www.stetson.edu/other/academics/undergraduate/english.php.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES:

Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.stetson.edu/portal/artsci/) is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. With nineteen academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars. The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility. All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, interact with and positively affect the world around them.

THE UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,300 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. The University’s graduate programs include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.  We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world.

THE COMMUNITY:

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

SALARY 

Salary is competitive.

STARTING DATE 

August 10, 2022.

APPLICATION

Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter that includes the candidate's philosophy of teaching in a liberal arts university; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) transcripts (copies are acceptable for screening); 4) three letters of recommendation (at least one of which should include an evaluation of teaching ability); 5) samples of scholarly work; 6) all available teaching evaluations, 7) statement on the research program, 8) statement on teaching, and 9) statement on diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Candidates are encouraged to highlight throughout the portfolio their skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

Application materials may be submitted electronically to englishdept@stetson.edu, which is preferred. If necessary, materials may be mailed to:

Dr. Lori Snook, Search Committee Chair

Department of English

Stetson University

421 N Woodland Blvd Unit 8300

DeLand, FL 32723

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit your application by Monday, November 29, 2021.

 

             

 

 

 


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