The Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick intends to appoint an Assistant Professor in American Literature and Culture from 1900 to the present from 15 September 2017. Any twentieth- or twenty-first century period or specialism will be considered, but candidates should demonstrate engagement with the changing dynamics of the field, including (though not limited to) evolving interests in American literature and culture as world literature and culture; critical theory; digital, graphic, and print media studies; gender and sexuality studies; comparative race and ethnicity studies; materialist ecocriticism; televisual or screen narrative; temporal studies; and other innovative frameworks. We seek candidates with an active interest in program building, developing new offerings at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Please note that appointments at Assistant Professor level entail a period of probation (normally 5 years).
You will possess a PhD or equivalent; will have an emergent or already established international reputation in an appropriate field of study; and will have relevant teaching experience. You will also demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and will join a teaching team with strengths in innovative teaching methods, including open-space learning and practical workshops, as well as more traditional lectures and seminars.
You will undertake advanced research in an appropriate field of study in English and Comparative Literary Studies and will add to the Department’s international research profile, including applications for external grants. You will attract research students to the Department. You will also undertake teaching and other academic duties in the Department, as required.
You will join a vibrant culture and research environment. In REF 2014, the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies was ranked 1st in the UK.
Long-listed candidates will be asked to provide a sample of their research to the Department. Short-listed candidates will be asked to send an additional sample of their research and will be required to give a presentation of 20 minutes to the Department on the day of the interview.
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