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
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: https://apply.interfolio.com/42018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.