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Visiting Assistant Professor in Twentieth-Century American Literature

UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Maryland, United States
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Posted date
May 12, 2017
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The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Twentieth-Century American Literature. Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D in this field. The successful candidate for this position should have a promising publishing agenda, proven excellence in the classroom, and a Ph.D in hand by August 2017.

The English Department offers undergraduate tracks in both CT and Literature, as well as a Master’s program in Texts, Technologies and Literature. The teaching load is 3/3, and candidates must be prepared to teach lower and upper level undergraduate courses for majors and non-majors as well as graduate level courses. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching expertise can contribute to the department’s commitment to engaging with issues of diversity in our curriculum.

In a 2015 ranking of “Most Innovative Schools” by U.S. News and World Report, UMBC is #4 in the nation, joining MIT and Stanford in the top five. As a dynamic public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the campus of UMBC, with almost 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, reflects the wealth of ethnic and cultural diversity in the region. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae with list of relevant coursework completed, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio: In addition, applicants must include a writing sample and a separate statement discussing how their pedagogy and possible course topics demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. For best consideration, apply by June 12, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews will be conducted using Skype or phone. For questions concerning this position, contact Orianne Smith, Chair, at


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