Assistant professor, tenure track position in Early Modern Literature, with a specialization in

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of English at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in early modern literature, with a specialty in drama, to begin in fall 2021. We seek a passionate teacher and scholar to join a thriving English Department. We are especially interested in candidates whose work engages with questions of early modern race and ethnicity in a global context. Secondary fields might also include performance studies, gender and sexuality, cinema studies, environmental humanities, among other fields. Work in public humanities or digital humanities would also complement our commitments to innovation and civic engagement.

The English Department at Colby is unusual among liberal arts colleges in offering majors both in English and in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Many students from across campus also minor in English or in Creative Writing. We support a lively array of lectures, faculty work-in-progress seminars, and readings, and we foster both student and faculty research through grants and off-campus opportunities. Many Colby students and most English majors study abroad for at least one semester; our courses in Anglophone literatures provide a strong foundation for their understanding of cultural differences.

To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at . Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, description of scholarly interests, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Review of materials will begin on March 25, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

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