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Assistant Professor, Department of English (Text, Materiality, and Technology)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (25-30 pages), (4) evidence of teaching excellence, including course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the cover letter we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00168
Position Title Assistant Professor, Department of English (Text, Materiality, and Technology)
Department English Department-1054
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks a scholar-teacher of Text, Materiality, and Technology, specializing in any period of British, American or Anglophone literature from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018. We seek a scholar whose work conceives of texts as material artifacts, and who thinks in fresh ways about how old formats and new technics might illuminate each other. Successful applicants will offer broadly-conceived courses in the field, courses more focused on their areas of expertise, and the English Department’s gateway, “Ways of Reading.” Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to both undergraduate teaching and scholarship. Candidates for this position should be actively engaged in scholarly research and writing and prepared to teach four literature courses per year (two per semester) to undergraduates.

The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in English or related field within one year of hire.

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Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (25-30 pages), (4) evidence of teaching excellence, including course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the cover letter we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Applications submitted by October 16, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Liz Tinker, English Department Administrative Assistant at etinker@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2360 regarding questions about the application process.

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Evidence of Teaching Excellence
Optional Documents