The English Department at Rowan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position specializing in global medieval literatures, with secondary teaching strengths in early modern British literature. We welcome specialists with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests in any area of global medieval studies, including multicultural and transnational studies, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, science and medicine, and/or environmental studies. We are seeking a colleague with an innovative research and teaching agenda that emphasizes comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to medieval literatures and cultures.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach the British Literature I and Shakespeare I surveys and the introductory critical methods sequence, as well as upper-level seminars and electives in medieval literatures and/or Old English literature (in translation). At Rowan, the English Department is literature-based; Composition, Creative Writing, and Film are housed in departments in a separate College. A 3/3 teaching load is guaranteed for the first five years and can be renewed annually thereafter with evidence of continuing scholarship.
Excellent teaching (including a willingness to develop and teach online and interdisciplinary courses), a record of peer-reviewed scholarship, and a commitment to academic service are required for tenure.
Candidates should have:
A Ph.D. in English, completed by September 1, 2020.
Evidence of teaching excellence and an active research agenda.
Starting Date: September 1, 2020.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the second largest college at Rowan with seven departments, seven interdisciplinary programs, and seventeen majors. The College also has a number of established graduate programs, is in the process of developing more programs at the Master’s and Doctoral level, and houses a number of Centers and Institutes that serve both research and pedagogical functions. CHSS places a strong emphasis on exceptional teaching, research, and service. Our mission is to empower, transform, and engage students and faculty, as well as the global communities in which we live. We actively support faculty research and strive to include faculty as full partners in governance within the College.
The English Department serves approximately 300 English majors as well as English minors and students in related degree programs (including Liberal Studies, Literacy Studies, and American Studies); we also offer general education courses in literature as part of the Rowan Core. Our departmental mission is to teach and model the critical analysis of literature, its history, and its social contexts.
Contact: Candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae, including names and contact information of three references, to Dr. Claire Falck, Search Committee Chair, at http://jobs.rowan.edu/cw/en-us/job/493972/assistant-professor-of-global-medieval-literatures Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but we will begin reviewing applications November 1 and will conduct initial interviews at MLA or (should the candidate prefer) via Skype.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
Internal Number: 493972
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