Job Posting: Assistant or Associate Professor
University of California, Santa Cruz
Department of Literature
Nineteench-Century English Literatures in Global/Transnational Context
Position Available: July 1, 2015
Deadline: October 20, 2014
The Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant (tenure track) or Associate (tenured) Professor specializing in nineteenth-century English literatures in global/transnational context. The committee seeks candidates with primary teaching and research interests in British literature, encompassing more than one national or linguistic tradition and/or more than one geographical area. The committee is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to existing departmental and divisional/university-wide strengths in any of the following approaches and areas: empire, race, and colonial/postcolonial studies; gender and sexuality studies; urban studies; environmental humanities; Jewish Studies; transatlantic and ocean studies; cognitive humanities and science/technology studies; creative practice; critical theory; digital humanities/new media.
The department seeks scholars with demonstrated teaching excellence, and with evidence of a developed research trajectory. Candidates will be expected to teach a range of large undergraduate lecture courses as well as smaller courses and seminars, and to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students. The department is particularly interested in candidates with administrative skill and leadership potential interested in the possibility of directing the Dickens Project, a Multicampus Research Unit (MRU) of the University of California headquartered at UCSC, though they need not be Dickens specialists. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities.
RANK: Assistant or Associate Professor
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Assistant professor level: Ph.D. (expected to be conferred by January 1, 2015) or equivalent foreign degree in English, Comparative Literature, or related fields; a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book in preparation or forthcoming; a record of college teaching; competence in another national or linguistic tradition or geographic area as demonstrated by coursework or training in a language or languages other than English, and/or by research projects centered outside Great Britain.
Associate professor level: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in English, Comparative Literature, or related fields; a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book published or forthcoming; a record of college teaching; competence in another national or linguistic tradition or geographic area as demonstrated by coursework or training in a language or languages other than English, and/or by research projects centered outside Great Britain.
- Assistant Professor: Experience working with graduate students; competence in a relevant second language literature.
- Associate Professor: Experience supervising doctoral work; competence in a relevant second language literature.
POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2015, with academic year beginning September 2015. Ph.D. must be conferred by January 1, 2015 for an appointment to be made. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include an informative letter of application (clearly outlining your educational background, teaching experience, and publication record), vitae, three current confidential letters of recommendation (addressing research and scholarly productivity)*, two syllabi, and a short representative writing sample (30 pages max. in PDF format). Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00135
Refer to Position #JPF00135-15 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 October 20, 2014.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 6/30/2016.