The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty position in
transatlantic American/British literature with an
emphasis on the 19th and/or 18th century. The appointment is at the
rank of Assistant Professor on the tenure track in the Department
of English and Comparative Literature (ECL). The course load is two
courses per semester (2/2); faculty teach one graduate course every
two years. The position will begin July 1, 2020, and the annual
salary is $68K.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related
field (doctorate must be in hand by date of appointment) and a
demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching
Desired qualifications: We favor candidates who can
contribute to UNC’s academic mission as a public institution,
especially through commitment to diversity of perspective,
intercultural understanding, and engagement with local resources
and communities. Candidates working across disciplines are
encouraged to apply: e.g. health humanities, science &
literature, environmental humanities, law & literature.
The Department of ECL is committed to finding an exceptional
teacher/scholar who brings energy and a fresh perspective to their
research, pedagogy, and service. A successful candidate can expect
to design a range of courses for undergrads and graduate students,
including survey courses, special topics, and research seminars.
Faculty at all levels mentor students and participate actively in
the intellectual life of the department.
UNC-CH is the flagship of a strong state university system
comprised of 17 campuses across North Carolina; neighbor
institutions within 25 miles include Duke University, NC State
University, NC Central University, Meredith College. Chapel Hill is
a vibrant college town near the Research Triangle economic hub and
20 minutes from RDU international airport.
The Department of English and Comparative Literature
enthusiastically supports UNC-CH’s diversity policy,
which affirms that the “University is committed to providing an
inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that
educational and employment decisions are based on individuals'
abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and
applicable laws, it is therefore the University's policy not to
discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender
expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status…”
To apply: please submit application, letter, CV, writing
sample (6,000 words max), teaching statement (500 words max),
diversity statement (500 words max), four letters of
recommendation, and official graduate transcript if available
Priority deadline for applications: October 25, 2019. We
hope to make an offer as early as December 20, 2019.