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English: Assistant Professor in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Postcolonial and

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Wisconsin, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 5, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The English Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British literature with a postcolonial feminist emphasis for the 2020-2021 academic year starting August 24, 2020. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in English or Comparative Literature or closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 24, 2020.
  • Significant coursework and scholarly expertise in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Postcolonial and British studies with a feminist emphasis.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence in English literature and/or first-year writing.
  • Evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Preferred Assets:

Secondary area of specialization in one or more of the following: transnationalism and diaspora studies; the black Atlantic; black British studies; Africa and Africana studies; indigenous culture and language studies; critical race studies; feminist/women, gender, and sexuality studies. 


The successful candidate will teach courses as assigned in the English Department: All department members teach in the Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing, our first-year writing program (, every semester as well as specialized and general courses in English. The typical semester load is 3 courses, equivalent to 11-12 credits. In addition, all department members participate in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, University, and profession. 


The English department is a thriving, diverse academic community dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. The department offers rigorous emphases in literature, creative writing, scientific and technical writing, linguistics, and education. There is also a small and vital Master’s program in English. 

University and Eau Claire Community:

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire promotes diversity and inclusiveness, stewardship and sustainability, leadership and innovation. With approximately 11,500 students, UW-Eau Claire is consistently rated as one of the top comprehensive universities in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. 

A community of 68,000, Eau Claire is the largest city in western Wisconsin with thriving arts and music scenes, recently featured in the Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Thrillist (, ( and other media sources. Eau Claire and the surrounding areas offer scenic rivers, parks, bike trails, farmers’ markets, outdoor concerts, writing retreats, poetry readings, and more. Eau Claire is 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, which additionally offers world-class theater, symphony and chamber orchestras, opera, and major league sports. 

Application Procedure:

Applications are submitted electronically at the following UW-Eau Claire website:  You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click on the link to the English: Assistant Professor in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Postcolonial and British Studies position (Job ID: 15781) and then click the “Apply Now” button. Your application will not be considered complete unless all required documents (in MSWord or pdf format) are submitted:

  • letter of application, in which you explicitly address how you meet the qualifications in the position description
  • curriculum vita
  • writing sample (15-25 pages)
  • unofficial graduate school transcript 

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation will need to be emailed to Alaina Guns, Please have your letter writer or portfolio service put “Literature” and your name in the subject line. 

Direct any questions to Dr. Erica Benson, Chair of the English Department,

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm on October 15, 2019. However, screening may continue until the position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment. 

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7). 

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report  ( Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (


UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing

diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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