Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English at Gettysburg College invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Nineteenth-Century British literature and culture, beginning August 2020. Applications are welcome from candidates with innovative approaches to the period, including such subfields as empire and colonialism, transnationalism, critical race studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, or environmental studies. Candidates will be expected to teach five courses per year, which will include courses in their field and one section of first-year writing.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English or comparable field by time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda, be committed to the teaching and advising of undergraduates, and contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and/or community.

Application Details: Please visit our website to submit your electronic application: a cover letter, addressed to Professor Christopher D’Addario, Search Committee Chair, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, at least one of whom should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness. After the search committee’s preliminary selection of candidates, the committee will request writing samples and letters of reference from the selected candidates. Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically.   For full consideration, applications should be received by November 8, 2019. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor D’Addario at

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. 

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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