Assistant Professor, Transatlantic American/British Literature

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in transatlantic American/British literature with an emphasis on the 19th and/or 18th century. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor on the tenure track in the Department of English and Comparative Literature (ECL). The course load is two courses per semester (2/2); faculty teach one graduate course every two years. The position will begin July 1, 2020, and the annual salary is $68K.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field (doctorate must be in hand by date of appointment) and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching

Desired qualifications: We favor candidates who can contribute to UNC’s  academic mission as a public institution, especially through commitment to diversity of perspective, intercultural understanding, and engagement with local resources and communities. Candidates working across disciplines are encouraged to apply: e.g. health humanities, science & literature, environmental humanities, law & literature.

The Department of ECL is committed to finding an exceptional teacher/scholar who brings energy and a fresh perspective to their research, pedagogy, and service. A successful candidate can expect to design a range of courses for undergrads and graduate students, including survey courses, special topics, and research seminars. Faculty at all levels mentor students and participate actively in the intellectual life of the department.

UNC-CH is the flagship of a strong state university system comprised of 17 campuses across North Carolina; neighbor institutions within 25 miles include Duke University, NC State University, NC Central University, Meredith College. Chapel Hill is a vibrant college town near the Research Triangle economic hub and 20 minutes from RDU international airport.

The Department of English and Comparative Literature enthusiastically supports UNC-CH’s diversity policy, which affirms that the “University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals' abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the University's policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status…”

To apply: please submit application, letter, CV, writing sample (6,000 words max), teaching statement (500 words max), diversity statement (500 words max), four letters of recommendation, and official graduate transcript  if available to https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/170522 .

Priority deadline for applications: October 25, 2019. We hope to make an offer as early as December 20, 2019.


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