Assistant Professor in pre-1865 American Literature

The Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in pre-1865 American literature to begin July 1, 2023. PhD required at the time of appointment. We are interested in innovative approaches to the field, including but not limited to early environmental studies, decolonial ecologies, comparative colonial studies, indigenous studies, early Pacific studies, and studies of the early Americas and/or the Caribbean. 

Candidates are expected to teach a spectrum of undergraduate and graduate courses in the field, as well as in Columbia’s Core Curriculum, typically Literature Humanities.

Applications must be submitted through Columbia’s ASR platform and must include a cover letter, CV, research statement, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service, and three letters of recommendation. Applications received by October 31, 2022 will receive full consideration.

The department is particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups. 

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