Assistant Professor of English

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.

Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage toward creating a more just and compassionate world.

Equal Employment Opportunity shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, and or ancestry. Stonehill College will adhere to the Federal Requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and its amendments, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Law, and all other applicable State and Federal laws. The College is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination. All employees and applicants will be treated fairly, equitably, and with courtesy. Stonehill College encourages diversity and welcomes individuals who will enrich the cultural and diverse experiences of the campus. In accordance with Massachusetts law, employees of Stonehill College are considered employees-at-will.

The English Department at Stonehill College, in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Race, Equity, and Social Justice (CRESJ), invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures, to begin August 15, 2024.

This position is part of a College cluster hire, in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice (CRES), of three tenure-track faculty specializing in topics related to race, ethnicity, and social justice in their respective fields. We welcome applications from scholars whose work in Postcolonial Studies engages substantially in contemporary efforts to decolonize the English literary canon and curriculum, and whose teaching enjoins students to understand global anglophone literatures and cultures within transnational contexts. Secondary fields of interest are open, but we particularly encourage candidates with sub-specialties in any of the following: critical race and ethnicity studies, literatures and cultures of the Black Diaspora, Black feminist theory, and queer of color critique.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The 3/3 teaching load includes first-year writing-intensive literature courses (topic and period to be determined by the faculty member), and upper-level courses on postcolonial literatures and cultures, that reflect the faculty member’s areas of specialization and interest, while aligning with the needs of the English Department and CRES. The successful candidate will be able to provide an inclusive learning environment for undergraduates at all levels—from first-year students across the disciplines to advanced English majors— and will join a vital and collegial community of scholars while having a significant role in defining and realizing the potential of CRES’s interdisciplinary mission to engage in the “critical study of race and ethnicity in order to understand social justice in the broadest transnational and global terms.”

Education and Experience

Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, plus a teaching record commensurate with career stage.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses their research and teaching experience, provides examples of courses they would propose to offer at Stonehill, and describes how they would contribute to the mission of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice via the URL link. The application should also include a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than twenty pages, and a one-page philosophy of undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Preference will be given to applications received by January 5, 2024.

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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