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Assistant Professor of English in Early Modern (1500-1700) - Tenure Track

University of California, Riverside
California, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 15, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Early Modern Literary and Cultural Studies: The English Department at the University of California, Riverside invites applications from early modernists (1500-1700) whose work will complement and build upon our department's strengths in critical race studies, transatlantic studies, history of science, queer theory, book history, and/or material culture. Research interests stretching into the 18c or beginning in late medieval also a plus. We are keen to hire a scholar taking exciting theoretical and methodological approaches to the field, while contributing to our department's excellence in British studies, a key component of the curriculum. Successful applicants should demonstrate how their work will create rich connections across the department and campus.

UCR is a world-class research university in greater Los Angeles, 50 miles from the Huntington Library. With an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body, UCR's mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Qualifications: Applicants may be ABD at the time of application and must have met the requirements for the Ph.D. in a related field at time of appointment. Teaching experience is desirable.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Duties: Responsibilities will include keeping an active research agenda and record of publications; teaching a regular course load (4 courses per academic year on the quarter system) at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and participating in departmental activities and administrative service at college and campus levels.

Application Procedure: Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, statement of research and teaching interests, a sample of teaching evaluations (or other evidence of teaching excellence), a statement of contribution to diversity, and 3-5 letters of reference. Materials should be uploaded using UCR's online applications system, AP Recruit:

Applicants who use Interfolio may use a feature provided by the service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this method as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up:

For full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by December 14, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Questions should be addressed to: Heidi Brayman or Susan Zieger, Search Committee Chairs (, or David Lloyd, Department Chair (

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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