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Assistant Professor of English- Late Medieval/Early Modern British Literature

at University of Denver

Posted: 6/23/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3351
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Job Description

The Department of English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver has eighteen full-time faculty members, offering courses in British, American, and World literatures. Our undergraduate major includes concentrations in English, Creative Writing, and English Education. We also offer an M.A. and a Ph.D. with concentrations in Literary Studies and Creative Writing.

 

Position Summary

The Department of English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Late Medieval & Early Modern Literatures. Especially desirable are candidates whose scholarship crosses the medieval/early modern divide of the 14th to 16th centuries. Qualified applicants will demonstrate an emerging record of excellent and innovative scholarship; the ability to teach undergraduate courses ranging from Chaucer to Shakespeare as well as to direct PhD-level research; and readiness to contribute to a dynamic community of faculty and students. All methodologies and specializations are welcome, including expertise in race and ethnicity; circulations among Britain, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and East Asia; environmental studies; history of science; and digital humanities. The University of Denver and our department are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service. Applicants are encouraged to read the University of Denver’s Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence to this end.

Anticipated start date is September 1, 2019.

Essential Functions


Teach five (5) courses per academic year. Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Demonstrated potential for very good to excellent teaching. Ability to meet the department teaching requirements for tenure and promotion.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in English; or ABD with the expectation that the dissertation will be finished by December 1, 2018 and Ph.D. completed by September 1, 2019.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Late Medieval & Early Modern Literatures.

 

Work Schedule

  • Varied

 

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 16, 2018.

 

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. 

 

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. C.V.

2. Cover Letter - Our department is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching and/or service.

3. Three letters of recommendation and any additional support materials which should be sent to Maik Nwosu, Chair, Department of English and Literary Arts, 2000 East Asbury Ave., University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 or Maik.Nwosu@du.edu by November 16, 2018.

 

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

 

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

 

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.



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