Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Department of English seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in English, American, or Anglophone literature, with literary subfield open, to begin in the fall semester of 2016; the candidate should have expertise in computational approaches to literary analysis and will be expected to make a sustained contribution to the university’s interdisciplinary initiative in Data Science. Duties will include teaching assigned courses, conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service, especially in advancing the research mission of the Humanities Digital Workshop.
Appointment requires a PhD in literary study in hand by July 1, 2016.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Joseph Loewenstein, Chair of the Recruiting Committee, a c.v. and a 25-page writing sample, and arrange for the submission of 3 letters of recommendation through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/33431 .
Full consideration and priority will be given to application materials received by January 4, 2016.
Scholars with expertise in the use of quantitative methods, for stylometrics, for the analysis of large corpora, and for the study of book history. Although the candidate’s home department will be English, at least half of his or her teaching will be devoted to interdisciplinary teaching in the new curriculum in data science for the humanities, with undergraduates and graduate students from departments of language and literature, Comparative Literature, History, and, possibly, Linguistics, Music, Art History, and Computer Science. Aptitude and, if possible, experience in collaboration and mentoring are important.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Retirement Savings Plan
Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
Free Life Insurance
Health, Dental, Vision
Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
Long Term Disability Insurance
Flex Spending Plan
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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