Visiting Assistant Professor, English

Fairfield University’s Department of English invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses in Postcolonial and Global Anglophone literatures. Upper division courses focus on the candidate’s area of specialization while introductory courses could include Contemporary World Literature, Introduction to Literature and Cultural Studies, Ethnic American Literature, Literature of the African Diaspora, and/or Contemporary Women Writers of Color. We also welcome candidates to propose introductory level courses based on their areas of specialization. The position has the potential to be renewed for up to three years contingent on performance reviews and funding approvals.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in English or other relevant field in hand by August 2022. An ability to teach courses in Literary Theory or Cultural Studies Theory is also especially welcome. The candidate should be prepared to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and show promise of scholarly contributions to the field. The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 course load, most likely as two sections of two different courses (i.e., two course preparations).

Fairfield University is a highly-selective institution in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition, ranked highly among the comprehensive universities in the North by The U.S. News & World Report. Fairfield University, located in southwestern Connecticut 50 miles from New York City and 20 miles from New Haven, is situated on a beautiful 230-acre campus. The Department of English enjoys a collegial culture that values intellectual exchange and active mentorship of faculty.

Applications should be received by April 29, 2022 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for early May and will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Application instructions

For full consideration, please click “” and upload the following materials:

1) a letter of application,

2) curriculum vitae, and

3) statement of teaching philosophy.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. 

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