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Job Opening: Western Washington University, Assistant Professor in Victorian Literature and Culture (10/27/2017)

The Department of English at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Victorian Literature and Culture beginning September 16, 2018. Ph.D. in English or a related field is required by June 15, 2018. Also required are strong scholarly and pedagogical expertise in Victorian Literature and Culture; demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching; potential for strong scholarship and publication in relevant fields; and ability to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds. A secondary area of expertise (for instance in critical and cultural theory; critical race studies; gender and sexuality studies; childhood studies; disability studies; colonization/empire studies; diasporic, transatlantic, or hemispheric studies; studies of the digital humanities; and/or other literatures) is preferred.

The successful candidate will have the departmental standard 2-2-2 quarter teaching assignment, including specialty courses at the undergraduate and M.A. levels, general education courses, and other courses depending on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs.

To be considered for the position, application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Please log in to https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=7610 to view the full position announcement and complete an application. Use Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system. Candidates should upload a letter of application, CV, and graduate transcripts. Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required; confidential letters should be sent either by the recommenders themselves or a dossier delivery service (e.g. Interfolio) to the Victorian Literature and Culture Search Committee at English@wwu.edu.

Screening interviews will take place in January at the 2018 Modern Language Association Convention in New York or arranged as video conferences. Applications must be received by October 27, 2017. Finalist interviews will be conducted on campus; position open until filled. AA/EOE.

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