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Job Opening: Assistant Professor, Bridgewater State University (10/31/2017)

The Department of English at Bridgewater State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in nineteenth-century British literature with the ability to teach across the long nineteenth century (1789-1914). The successful applicant will design and teach upper-division and graduate courses in 19th century British literature and lower-division courses in composition or literature, as well as advise undergraduate and graduate students. Continuing scholarly activity and active participation in departmental and university-wide professional activities are expected.

Bridgewater State University is a four-year comprehensive university in southeastern Massachusetts, serving over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities for close student/faculty interaction and a commitment to social justice. Two-thirds of their students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients. BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. BSU is primarily a teaching institution with ample opportunity for research (especially in collaboration with students), where faculty teach a 4/4 load with opportunities for course reductions and reassignments for service and research.

The successful candidate joins a vibrant campus supportive of literature and writing that includes a Visiting Authors Series, thriving Undergraduate Research program, and nationally recognized student journal, The Bridge. In addition to the literature major, the English Department houses numerous concentrations and minors, including those in Writing & Writing Studies, Film Studies, Childhood Studies, American Studies, Irish Studies, and Ethnic and Indigenous Studies. The Department also offers a Master’s degree in English.

A PhD in English and university teaching experience are required. Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. Candidates with a publication record or comparable professional preparation are preferred. Candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to college and university initiatives in digital pedagogy and scholarship and/or interdisciplinary collaboration are particularly encouraged to apply.

BSU is actively seeking to diversify its workforce and encourages candidates to discuss the perspectives or experiences they bring to their teaching and scholarship that would contribute to this goal. Please submit an application, CV, and cover letter at https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/8356. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017.

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