Tenured Faculty Position, Department of English (Writing Studies)

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The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html


Job No: 499416
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: English, Full Time


Senior Tenured Position in Writing Studies, Department of English

The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for the position of Associate or Full Professor of Writing Studies. We welcome applications from tenured scholars in any area of writing studies who possess a demonstrated commitment to supporting or leading new or existing writing programs-including our first-year writing program or possible programs in professional and technical writing-building collaborations across disciplines or in the private sector, and mentoring diverse students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in professional and technical writing scholars and teachers. The successful candidate will be prepared to contribute to the department's record of leadership in scholarship, teaching, and service, and will share the department's commitment to developing and supporting curricular, student, and faculty diversity.

The Department of English (www.english.udel.edu) is deeply committed to social justice in our teaching, scholarship, and community-engagement work, and we are dedicated to creating and sustaining a department community founded on the principles and practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our community includes some of the top scholars and educators of a broad range of fields, including African American Studies, literary and cultural studies, English Education, film, creative writing, environmental humanities, print and material culture studies, professional and technical writing, and rhetoric and composition. Our department includes a partnership with UD's Library, Museums, and Press that focuses on Black archives and community engagement, and we are one of four departments that support the African American Public Humanities Initiative for graduate students. The successful candidate will join an intellectual community determined to lead the way in re-energizing and redefining the integrated arts of critical research and writing across the spectrum of print and digital media. We seek applicants capable of engaging with our students, and of contributing to our community, with expertise, imagination, and passion. In addition to working with outstanding scholar-educators in the department, English Department faculty benefit from our strong affiliations with and leadership roles in interdisciplinary studies programs on campus, organizations associated with UD faculty (including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Winterthur Museum, the Folger Library, the Hagley Museum, and The Library Company of Philadelphia), and numerous other archives and resources in the region.

The College of Arts and Sciences (www.cas.udel.edu) at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College's 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the nation's oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Selected applicants may be requested to submit the following additional materials: three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio, research statement, and a diversity statement. If you have any questions, please contact the chair of the search committee: Professor Sean Zdenek (zdenek@udel.edu).

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.

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The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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