SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Department of English at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to begin fall 2021. The Assistant Professor of English will teach medieval literature, history of the English language, grammar, and composition with secondary interests in some of the following areas: ecocriticism and environmental literatures, 18th-Century literature, comparative literatures, literary criticism, disability studies, science fiction & fantasy literatures, and/or an interest in digital humanities or new media studies. Applicants must have a doctorate in hand by August 2021.
GENERAL: Converse College is a private liberal arts university with an enrollment of ~ 1,250 traditional and non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students. Converse College believes that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Applicants should submit the employment application online at www.converse.edu/employmentas well as submit a letter with statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial review; official copies are required for employment) to [email protected]. For full consideration, review of complete applications will begin November 6, 2020.
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