Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Transatlantic Literature- three-year position

We seek a candidate broadly trained in the literature of the early Atlantic world, to teach courses in transatlantic literature before 1900, which might include Caribbean literature and the  literature of slavery and diaspora. We especially welcome applications from candidates able to teach courses in early modern British literature. The successful candidate will also teach first- year writing and core courses such as the introduction to the English major and Critical Theory.

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and close student-faculty interaction. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their scholarship, teaching and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

For this position we seek a teacher-scholar with demonstrated teaching excellence and strong publications. PhD must be in hand no later than August 2020. For further information, contact Professor Katherine Stubbs,

To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at    Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, description of scholarly interests, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Review of materials will begin on Nov. 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

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