Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern British Literature, 1800-1945 (3/15/2013)

University of California, Santa Cruz
Department of Literature
Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern British Literature, 1800-1945

The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2013-14 academic year, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. We are seeking a scholar of modern British literature (1800 to 1945) with wide-ranging research interests in nineteenth- and/or twentieth-century literature, preferably with competence in at least one additional language literature that is relevant to the field. Evidence of scholarly activity, such as publications, is required. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests may include: Victorian studies, modernism, 19th - and 20th-century English, continental, and/or non-European literatures, transatlantic studies, postcolonial studies, studies in material and digital cultures, and gender, race, and sexuality studies. We have particular needs in fiction, but will consider candidates who work in other genres or across genres. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue research, to have clearly demonstrated university teaching skills at the undergraduate level, and to be able to teach large lecture courses as well as smaller classes. The applicant must be able to work with students and faculty from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their writing, research, teaching, and/or service. This position carries a teaching workload of four scheduled courses over three quarters with an expectation that the selected candidate will pursue an active program of research and writing and will perform significant departmental service.

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary: $54,800 – $61,300, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications: All candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by June 15, 2013, or the equivalent of the Ph.D. in a relevant field of study, and demonstrated research and teaching excellence.

Position Available and Duration: To begin on July 1, 2013, for one year with the possibility of reappointment for a second year based on a successful performance review conducted after the first year. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

To Apply: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and should include: an informative letter of application (clearly outlining your educational background, teaching experience, and publication record), curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 25 doublespaced pages, and three letters of recommendation* (dated 2010 or later). Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their teaching philosophy and their contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Submit all documents/materials as PDF files.

Refer to Position #JPF00025-13 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm

Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2013. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received
by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2013.
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