Global Anglophone/Postcolonial Literatures
Tenure-track assistant or associate professor in global
literatures of postcolonialism with a specialization in the
literatures and cultures of Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia,
and/or the Caribbean. Must be able to teach both Postcolonial and
Colonial-era literature courses to majors and non-majors. Desired
subfields include indigenous rights, human rights,
sexuality/gender, and/or environmental justice. We seek a
teacher-scholar prepared to contribute to the ongoing development
and diversification of our curricula concerning global power
structures related to imperialism, and specifically one that will
contribute to larger university initiatives like the Human Rights
Center, the Hanley Sustainability Institute, the annual Native
Peoples of the Americas Colloquium [go.udayton.edu/npac], and/or
the recent Global Voices Symposium [https://ecommons.udayton.edu/global_voices/].
Responsibilities include maintaining an active agenda of research
and scholarship leading to publication; teaching three courses per
semester, including courses in first- and second-year composition,
courses in the university’s Common Academic Program, and
undergraduate or graduate-level courses in candidate’s areas of
specialization; and contributing to the department, university, and
profession through service. The position begins August 16,
Minimum Qualifications for Candidates
applying at the Assistant Professor rank
- MA in English or related discipline.
- Promise of excellence in research that specializes in colonial
and postcolonial African, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and/or
Caribbean literatures and cultures.
- Promise of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and MA
- Experience as instructor of record in undergraduate
- Ability to teach and develop courses and programming in
postcolonial literature, theory, and composition.
Minimum Qualifications for Candidates applying at the
Associate Professor rank
- D. in English or related discipline at time of
- Demonstrated experience at building successful programming in
- Demonstrated excellence in collaboration with different campus
partners and constituencies.
- Record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with the
criteria for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor in the
Department of English and College of Arts and Sciences at the
University of Dayton.
The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of
Mary, is a top-ten Catholic research university. The University
seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission
and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching,
research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole
person, and leadership and service in the local and global
community. For Department information, please visit https://www.udayton.edu/artssciences/english/.
Apply online at http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/27356
by November 4, 2018. First round interviews will be conducted
via video conference during the second week of December. Finalists
will have on-campus interviews beginning in late-January.
Applicants are asked to submit the following materials for
An application letter describing the applicant’s a) academic
preparation and qualifications for the position; b) scholarly
agenda; c) teaching interests and strategies for teaching courses
in Global Anglophone/Postcolonial Literatures; and d) how the
applicant’s work intersects with the mission of the University and
Department and a current curriculum vitae.
A smaller pool of candidates later will be asked to provide the
following additional materials for review:
(1) a writing sample of approximately 25 pages;
(2) three professional letters of recommendation.
To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is
committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative
action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not
discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans,
individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual
orientation or gender identity.