Thursday, September 22, 2011

Position Opening: Professor of Victorian Literature and Science (11/11/2011)

The Department of English Language & Literature of the University of South Carolina ( invites applications for a tenured full Professor position in Victorian Literature and Science. Applicants should have a clear and strong record of scholarly achievement, a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a distinguished record of service to their institutions and the profession.

This position is supported through a university hiring initiative and recognizes the Department of English’s commitment to excellence through interdisciplinary scholarship. We welcome applications from candidates working in any area of Victorian literature and science. Scholars in this field who are now advanced Associates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send cv, letter of interest, and contact information for at least three people familiar with the candidate’s work and willing to provide a letter of reference to:

William E. Rivers, Chair
Department of English,
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208.

For full consideration, application materials must be received no later than November 11, 2011.
The University of South Carolina is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an institution of "very high research activity;" it supports over 27,000 students with 350 degree programs and a nationally-ranked library system with exceptionally strong holdings in nineteenth-century British and American literature and science. Located in the state capital, Columbia (conveniently close to both the mountains and the coast), the university is often considered to be one of the most beautiful campuses in an urban setting. With a population of over 650,000 in the greater metropolitan area, Columbia is a dynamic city in the midst of major renewal projects, many driven by joint ventures between the community and the university.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.