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Assistant Professor - Critical Theory (39325)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 17, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of English at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time nine-month tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2019. Specialization: Critical theory, with an additional emphasis in English-language modernist and/or contemporary literatures.

Successful candidates must demonstrate scholarship and commitment to teaching in both historical theoretical movements (post-structuralism, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, feminism) and contemporary practices (Marxist, Lacanian, queer, globalization, affect, post-colonial, feminist, critical race theories), as well as in one or more English-language twentieth-century and/or contemporary literary traditions. We especially welcome candidates with additional expertise in one or more of the following: multiple media and genres, digital humanities, cultural studies, comparative approaches, and non-Anglo-American English-language literatures (South Asian, Irish, Caribbean, African). The normal teaching assignment is two courses per semester.


Applicants must have a PhD in hand by August 15, 2019, a strong record of publications in the field, and evidence of successful teaching. The Department of English has a strong commitment to diversity, and we are especially interested in increasing the diversity of our faculty. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted on-line at and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) an article-length writing sample, and (4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references and for online interviews. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 15, but the position will remain open until filled. Send email inquiries or nominations to Phillip E. Wegner (

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.
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