Assistant Professor - Early Modern English Literature
- Averett University
- Location details
- Danville, VA
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Comparative literature, Literature, British
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
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Averett University's Department of Language, Literature, and Culture invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Early and Early Modern English Literature to begin in Fall 2024.
The ideal candidate will have the reach to teach Shakespeare and Renaissance literature through the early modern period as well as medieval literature. Creative writing credentials or experience would be a plus. In this position, the successful candidate will be prepared to teach composition to support the general education curriculum, in addition to offering courses in the major. Members of the department teach a 4-4 load of composition courses, introduction to literature courses, surveys, and upper-level major courses (i.e., Survey of Early British Literature, Shakespeare, Chaucer). Faculty members also advise undergraduates, participate in curriculum development and assessment, engage in academic scholarship, and serve on appropriate university committees.
Candidates should have appropriate graduate education in the fields listed above. Priority given to those with a completed doctorate by the time of appointment. Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level is preferred.
- Teach a 4-4 load, primarily in-person
- Advise undergraduates
- Engage in research/scholarship
- Participate in curriculum development and assessment
- Serve on university committees when appropriate
Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to:
Selection Committee, c/o, Dr. Jennifer A. Hughes
Email address: EarlyBritish@averett.edu
- Background checks are required for all positions.
- An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.
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