The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Environmental Humanities. The department seeks candidates, grounded in their primary literary or rhetorical disciplines, who can add to its strengths in the Environmental Humanities while also contributing to its vision of a deeply integrated and interdisciplinary department. Applicants should be able to guarantee Ph.D. in hand by August 2019.
The department welcomes applicants with a strong research agenda in the environmental humanities, broadly construed. All research approaches are welcome, including those related to environmental justice, the energy humanities, ecocriticism, indigenous and postcolonial environmentalisms, ecofeminism, queer ecologies, and animal studies. Successful applicants will be able to contribute as teachers and mentors in the university's graduate and undergraduate programs and will help the university continue to build on its position as a leading destination for interdisciplinary research and teaching. The position carries with it the expectation for collaboration with interdisciplinary institutions and departments on campus (including the Delaware Environmental Institute; the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; the College of Earth Ocean and Environment; Women & Gender Studies, Africana Studies; and the Center for Material Culture Studies), and numerous other archives and resources at the university and in the region. The position includes a competitive salary, a 2-2 teaching load, and excellent benefits.
Using the online system at the University of Delaware (https://apply.interfolio.com/55914) applicants should submit a single document that includes a letter of application, a recent CV, and contact information for at least three references. The department will begin reviewing applications immediately and consider all those received on or before October 29, 2018. The hiring committee will then solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants. The department anticipates conducting interviews via video conferencing in November.
Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education. Combining tradition and innovation, the University seeks faculty who are prepared to lead the way in responding to the most pressing challenges of the time. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans.