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English is looking for a scholar of pre-1900 American literature
August 16, 2018

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This could be your new professional home! (We're taking over the building in 2021.)

The Department of English at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for an assistant professorship: tenure-track, 2/2 course load, begins fall semester 2019.

Required qualifications: (1) PhD or equivalent degree in English or related field, with degree in hand by August 26, 2019; (2) evidence of primary expertise and high-quality work in pre-1900 American literature (First Contact to 1900); (3) evidence of additional expertise in theoretical and/or analytical approaches to one or more of the following: (a) race and ethnicity studies, including African American and/or Native American literature/Indigenous studies; (b) transnational perspectives on American literatures and cultures, including trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, and/or Hemispheric concerns; (c) nationalisms, imperialisms, and/or colonialisms (settler and international); and (4) undergraduate teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications: significant scholarship in peer-reviewed venues (e.g., conferences, journals, edited collections, monographs); graduate-level teaching and advising; demonstrated potential for continued success as a scholar and teacher. The university expects faculty members to maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession.

To apply: Applicants must apply online at Click "External Faculty and Staff Applicants" and search for keyword 325717. Provide a cover letter, a CV, 20-25 pages of your scholarly writing, and two sample syllabi (access your "My Activities" page to upload these items). Application deadline is Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Selected applicants will be contacted for three letters of recommendation and for preliminary interviews via Skype. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.