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Assistant or Associate Professor in Global Anglophone/Postcolonial Literatures

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Posted date
Oct 1, 2018
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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 [], and/or the recent Global Voices Symposium []. 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, 2019.


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 level.
  • Experience as instructor of record in undergraduate teaching.
  • 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 application.
  • Demonstrated experience at building successful programming in postcolonial studies.
  • 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


Apply online at  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 review:


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.

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