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
- 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
- Evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential.
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and
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
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 (https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/things-to-do-in-eau-claire-wi),
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.
Applications are submitted electronically at the following
UW-Eau Claire website: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
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
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UW-Eau Claire is an
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diversity, equity, and