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Announcement: Job Opening at Wesleyan University (Deadline for applications: 10/14/22)

The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks a scholar-teacher of nineteenth-century British and/or Anglophone literatures for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023. Candidates working with comparative approaches are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will offer broadly-conceived courses in the field, courses more narrowly focused on their areas of expertise, and the English Department’s gateway, “Ways of Reading.” Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to both undergraduate teaching and scholarship. Candidates for this position will be actively engaged in scholarly research and writing and prepared to teach four literature courses per year (two per semester) to undergraduates. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but they will be expected to complete the Ph.D. in English or related field within one year of hire.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25 pp. maximum), and evidence of teaching excellence to: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/8902. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom the Department of English will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

In the cover letter, candidates should describe how they will approach the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. Applications submitted by October 14 will receive full consideration. Please contact Jeanne McNeff at jmcneff@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2360 regarding questions about the application process.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. Wesleyan University welcomes applications from women, and members of historically underrepresented groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

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