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Assistant Professor, British Literature

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

A complete application comprises the following: - A cover letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience match the required qualifications of the position - A current curriculum vitae - Sample syllabi - Writing sample - Teaching philosophy - Copies of transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost’s Office by the start date) - Three current letters of reference (applicant to submit names and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website) Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the full consideration date to allow time for their references to respond. Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number. Furloughed faculty from other PASSHE universities must indicate their interest in this position by sending a letter of application, along with other appropriate documentation supporting their qualifications, to President John M. Anderson, Ph.D., within 30 calendar days of the November 13, 2017, vacancy notice.

Faculty Posting Details

Position Information

Requisition Number P01507
Department English
Working Title Assistant Professor, British Literature
Classification Assistant Professor - 24910

Position Summary Information

Nature of position Tenure-Track

Posting Detail Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity and compassion.

The Department of English welcomes applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position with specialization in British Literature of the Romantic period and/or Victorian era and/or 20th century beginning August, 2018. The preferred candidate also will have expertise in postcolonial, race, ideology, gender, and class theories and the ability to teach contemporary literature. Responsibilities include teaching, advising students, supervising interns, scholarly work, and department and university service. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, field activities and placements), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days.

Courses to be taught may include Reading Our World, Later English Literature, Romantic Literature, Victorian and Edwardian Literature, British Literature Since 1914, The English Novel, Seminar in Selected British Writers, The Woman Writer and Her World, Composition, Advanced Composition. Opportunity to develop courses in areas of expertise. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.

Candidates must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes and conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats.

For details, please see: CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH:

Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession. Include any specific expectations here.

For details, please see: SERVICE:

Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance, the professional community, and/or the community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity.

For details, please see: OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

May include but is not limited to: Supervise interns / co-ops / independent studies / individualized instructions / theses / dissertations. Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence.

PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS:

Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty, on (pp. 26-34).

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

The Department of English, in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is comprised of 20 faculty members, 1 support staff, and around 300 students; the department offers programs in English, English Education, Writing Studies, Science Writing, Digital Journalism and Sports Journalism as well a minors in Literature, Film, and ESL/Linguistics.

Required Qualifications
  • ABD in literary and/or cultural studies (English, World, Comparative, Post-Colonial, or British) with a focus on Anglophone literature from the 19th or 20th Centuries with degree completion by time of appointment.
  • Experience teaching literature at the college level
  • Experience teaching composition and writing courses at the college level
  • Evidence of graduate-level course work in British literature
  • Evidence of scholarly activity in British Literature, British Studies, or Post-colonial studies (conference presentations, dissertation research, etc.)
  • Evidence of the ability to teach diverse students
  • Successful interview, teaching demonstration, scholarly presentation and three successful background checks: Act 34 (Criminal Record Check); Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting); and Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in literary and/or cultural studies (English, World, Comparative, Post-Colonial, or British) with a focus on Anglophone literature from the 19th or 20th Centuries
  • Expertise in postcolonial, race, ideology, gender, and class theories and the ability to teach contemporary literature.
  • Evidence of a commitment to service and ongoing scholarship.
  • Ability to develop and teach courses online.
Job Description
Essential Functions

The essential functions and physical demands of the position are outlined in an Essential Functions Identification Form, available at the time of interview or upon request.

Posting Open Date
Full Consideration Date 12/18/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application comprises the following:
- A cover letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience match the required qualifications of the position
- A current curriculum vitae
- Sample syllabi
- Writing sample
- Teaching philosophy
- Copies of transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost’s Office by the start date)
- Three current letters of reference (applicant to submit names and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the full consideration date to allow time for their references to respond.

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.

Furloughed faculty from other PASSHE universities must indicate their interest in this position by sending a letter of application, along with other appropriate documentation supporting their qualifications, to President John M. Anderson, Ph.D., within 30 calendar days of the November 13, 2017, vacancy notice.

Quicklink for Posting/Requisition http://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/4987

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts 1
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample
  6. Sample Syllabi
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  3. DD 214

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