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Job Opening: Assistant Professor in British Victorian Literature, Eastern Michigan University (10/30/2016)

emuEastern Michigan University’s English Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in British Victorian literature, with a strong interest in critical theory and cultural studies. Ideally, this candidate would be able to move between the 19th century and early 20th century, so the ability to teach modern British literature is a plus. Possible subfields in critical theory and cultural studies include, but are not limited to: colonialism and empire; gender, racial, and class identities; visual, print and material culture; digital humanities; minority life and migrations.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong research potential and evidence of effective teaching. Teaching expectations include general education, upper division, and graduate literature courses in a range of genres and topics. This faculty position also offers the opportunity to develop and teach study abroad classes and cross-listed courses with EMU’s Women’s and Gender Studies and Jewish Studies, as well as to serve as editor of our in-house publication, JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, and collaborate on the digital humanities project, 19th Century Jewish Life.

Eastern Michigan University enrolls approximately 22,000 students and offers an outstanding benefits package and a collegial work environment. EMU’s distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources, strong community initiatives, and nationally-recognized undergraduate and graduate student research achievements set it apart. The EMU campus is located in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor community, five miles from downtown Ann Arbor and 35 miles west of Detroit, MI and Windsor, Canada. EMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications must be made online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/emichedu/default.cfm. Please send letter, vita, three reference letters, writing sample (syllabi welcome too) by October 30, 2016.

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