Assistant Professor - Critical Theory
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.