Assistant Professor, Global Angelophone/Postcolonial Literatures

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position in Global Anglophone/Postcolonial Literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning on July 1, 2016.

Possible specializations include urban, environmental, gender, queer, migration, transnational, diaspora or translation studies; an additional consideration is the ability to contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs (such as Africana Studies and Global Islamic Studies) and centers for interdisciplinary scholarship (the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment, the Toor-Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts, the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy, the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, and the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity).

The teaching load includes courses in postcolonial and Anglophone literatures at all levels; introductory courses required for the major, which all members of the department teach; and courses contributing to the College’s Connections program. ABD required, Ph.D. preferred by August 2016.

The successful candidate will join an English department with an established commitment to the study of English as a global language. We seek not simply to “cover” additional literatures with this position (although we do require our majors to take advanced courses in world literatures in English as well as British and U.S. literatures), but to unsettle the notion of center and periphery in literary study and to expose the role of language and literature in creating and maintaining power structures. With existing ties to many of the interdisciplinary programs and centers listed above, the English Department at Connecticut College is a flexible, transformative, and active influence on campus; we hope to continue this legacy with a new tenure-track colleague in Global Anglophone/Postcolonial Literatures.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. AA/EEO.

Tenure-track faculty members normally teach a 3-2 load. In addition to providing ongoing support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a 2-2 teaching load in the first year, a research fund in the first two years, and a semester’s sabbatical (at full salary) after a successful third-year review. Read further information regarding support for faculty research and teaching.

Please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a sample syllabus, a 20-page writing sample, and three recent letters of recommendation to Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/32338. Priority will be given to applications received by November 16, 2015. Questions may be addressed to Lina Perkins Wilder, Chair, Department of English, at lina.wilder@conncoll.edu.

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