Assistant Professor in English

The English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for two tenure-track appointments in Literary Studies and Environmental Humanities at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2020. We are looking for scholars with a PhD in English or related discipline and an emphasis in Environmental Humanities. Work should have a focus on the relationship between literature and the environment in any historical period. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching expertise in one or more of following areas: poetics, indigenous epistemologies, multi-species justice, earth systems science, critical theory, disability studies, and queer ecologies.

Successful candidates will teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level; conduct research of nationally recognized quality; advise and mentor students; and participate in service activities at the department, university, and professional levels.

All applications must be submitted electronically at (search for PVL 100711). Candidates will be required to UPLOAD: 1) a letter of application describing research and teaching strengths; 2) a dissertation abstract or book proposal; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) three letters of recommendation. Finalists will be asked to provide a 25pp. writing sample. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2019. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Mario Ortiz-Robles, Search Committee Chair, at The positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the positions are filled.

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and the department encourages under-represented minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required prior to start of employment.

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