Visiting Asst Professor of 20th and 21st-century Amer Lit, with a specialty in African Amer Lit

The Department of English at Colby College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in 20th and 21st-century American literature, with a specialty in African American literature, for the 2024-2025 academic year. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses, including African American literature, core requirements for majors, and one writing-intensive course for first-year students. PhD must be in hand no later than August 2024.

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and close student-faculty interaction. We seek candidates who, through their scholarship, teaching and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. The English Department at Colby is unusual among liberal arts colleges in offering majors in English, in English with a concentration in Literature and the Environment, and in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Many students from across campus also minor in English or in Creative Writing. We support a lively array of lectures, faculty work-in-progress seminars, and readings, and we foster both student and faculty research through grants and off-campus opportunities.

To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio, addressed to Katherine Stubbs, Chair, Department of English Applicants should submit a cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates a commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Application review will begin on January 31, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.

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