Assistant Professor in Critical Theory University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Assistant Professor - Critical Theory


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JOB NO:
499334

 

WORK TYPE:
Faculty Full-Time

 

LOCATION:
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

 

CATEGORIES:
Education/Instructional

 

DEPARTMENT:
16200000 - LS-ENGLISH

 

Classification Title:
Assistant Professor


Job Description:
The Department of English at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time nine-month tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017.

 

Specialization: Critical theory, with an additional emphasis in English-language modernist and/or contemporary literatures.

Successful candidates must demonstrate scholarship and commitment to teaching in both historical theoretical movements (post-structuralism, critical theory, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, feminism) and contemporary practices (Marxist, Lacanian, queer, globalization, affect, post-colonial, critical race theories), as well as in one or more English-language twentieth-century and/or contemporary literary traditions. We especially welcome candidates with additional expertise in one or more of the following: multiple media and genres, digital humanities, cultural studies, comparative approaches, and non-Anglo-American English-language literatures (South Asian, Irish, Caribbean, African). The normal teaching assignment is two courses per semester.The Department of English has a strong commitment to diversity, and we are especially interested in increasing the diversity of our faculty. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


Advertised Salary:
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.


Minimum Requirements:
Applicants must have a PhD in hand by June 30, 2017.


Preferred Qualifications:
A strong record of publications in the field, and evidence of successful teaching.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted on-line at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ job number 499334, and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) an article-length writing sample. Selected applicants will be contacted for letters of recommendation and for interviews at MLA. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 20, but the position will remain open until filled. Send email inquiries or nominations to Phillip E. Wegner (pwegner@ufl.edu).


The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.


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ADVERTISED:
02 Nov 2016 Eastern Daylight Time


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