University of California - San Diego, Literature
Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Global Literatures in English
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Description: The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego (http://literature.ucsd.edu) seeks candidates specializing in modern and contemporary global literatures in English whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We welcome applications at every level of the assistant professor rank.
We seek candidates who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarly contribution and professional activity; who must be able to teach courses in British literature from 1835 to the present, at levels ranging from broad undergraduate surveys to more specialized upper-division courses to graduate seminars. The successful candidate will actively participate in our department's multilingual, transnational projects; whose methodological interests could include postcolonial, subaltern and cultural studies, materialist approaches (corporeal and economic), and transnational studies of gender and sexuality. Demonstrable competence in global anglophone literatures such as comparative 19th and 20th century colonialisms, literatures from South Asia, Africa or the Caribbean as well as cultural production from these regions’ artists in their various diasporic locations is highly desirable. Work on or in new media is also especially welcome. Demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment is preferred.
Faculty members teach and supervise students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Salary: Salary will be based on published UC pay scales.
Closing Date: Application Deadline is November 5, 2014
To Apply: Submit all application documentation using UCSD’s online Recruit web page https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00639
Please apply to the following to your application:
Required documents include: 1) a cover letter (include job ad code “158” and the acronym showing where you found the ad) at the top of your cover letter, 2) current CV, 3) at least 3 letters of recommendation; please add contact names and requested information (click on the prompt to contact references, which generates an email to these references), 4) one, or at most two, sample syllabi, 5) a writing sample of 20-30 pages. Upload in .doc or .pdf format. Request your dossier services to upload reference letters to your online application web page, 6) a personal diversity and leadership statement (see below).
Applicants should include a personal statement summarizing their contributions to diversity and leadership. Contribution to diversity statements could include an attention to diverse learning needs, engaging learning fields of diverse communities, pedagogical methods that address learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, an awareness of inequities in education and research, a track record of specific activities that address and mitigate inequities, follow-up of positive impact on under-represented students, and a specific plan of activities and follow-up at UCSD (see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further information).
Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).
AA-EOE: UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).