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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (Romanticism)

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The Department of English at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Romanticism at the rank of assistant professor beginning in August 2019.

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek a specialist in British Romanticism. The successful candidate will offer courses across the full range of the period’s poetry and prose. We are open to any scholarly focus within the period, and are especially interested in candidates who will contribute on a regular basis to one or more of the following multi-disciplinary programs: Victorian Studies, Environmental Studies, Women’s Studies. Possible secondary fields include, but are not limited to, the long eighteenth century (1688-1815), comparative Romanticisms, the critical study of race, digital humanities, empire and/or transatlantic studies, environmental studies, ecocriticism, gender and sexuality, queer studies, landscape studies, and literature and the history of science. Teaching load in the first year is four courses. In ensuing years it will be five courses or four courses plus an “Intensive,” a course where students work with faculty on projects, theses, independent studies, or other forms of closely-mentored student learning.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2500 undergraduates located in the Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. Faculty are expected to teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College has a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

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In addition to a letter of application, candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, diversity statement, graduate school transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the initial application), at least three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 20-25 pages.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 2, 2018.

For inquiries, email Mark C. Amodio, Chair, Department of English, Vassar College.

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Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.