Human Resources

Assistant Professor, Transatlantic Literatures (Tenure Track)

Overview

Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in the English Department with specialties in transatlantic literatures. 

Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities include upper- and lower-division classes in the English department as well as the college’s first-year seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience. We seek candidates who are comfortable with student-centered learning and able to work closely with students on independent projects. Ph.D. expected by fall 2022.

Requirements and Qualifications

The successful candidate will specialize in American and/or British literatures post-1800 and their research and teaching will center on the movement of literatures across traditional national, ethnic, and temporal boundaries. We are especially interested in a colleague who is eager to contribute to one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs, including but not limited to African American & Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, or Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. The appointment, beginning August 2022, carries a 3/2 teaching load and the expectation of an active, ongoing research agenda, along with a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Anticipated Start Date

August 2022

Application

Submit applications through Interfolio by November 1, 2021. Candidates should submit the following specific documents:

  • a letter of application addressed to Prof. Matt Kozusko, chair of the search committee, addressing the candidate’s scholarly agenda;
  • a curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a statement covering their experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community
  • a statement addressing teaching experience, practices, and goals.

More information about our department can be found at https://www.ursinus.edu/academics/english/ ; further questions about the position may be addressed to englishsearch@ursinus.edu.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.