Robert A. Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts

The Carleton College English Department seeks qualified candidates for a two-year position as Robert A. Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts, to begin September 1, 2024. We seek candidates with a focus on literature in English before 1900, and are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in environmental humanities, indigenous studies, and/or queer studies. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand (received less than five years ago) by the start-date of the position. The appointment involves half-time research and writing, and half-time teaching for a total of 5 courses over a two-year, six-term period (2-3 courses per year). The deadline for applications is February 12th.

We seek candidates who are committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College website and submit an on-line application that includes a cover letter, c.v., one or two sample syllabi, and a statement about teaching students from diverse backgrounds in an undergraduate, residential liberal arts environment. After passing through an initial screening process, applicants may receive a request for the contact information for three references, including at least one who is able to specifically address teaching experience. Please send inquiries to Solvei Robertson (, the administrative assistant for the Carleton English Department.

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