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Assistant Professor of English

Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of English

Posting Number: R0003893
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
Willamette University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of English in the fields of American Ethnic or Global Postcolonial Literatures. Candidates able to teach Latinx literature and Women's and Gender Studies--regardless of area of specialty--especially encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required by August 2022.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Willamette is a small, highly selective private university of 2500 students, 1300 of them enrolled in our undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences; other schools include the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, the College of Law, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, which enrolls both undergraduate and graduate students. As members of a small department in a small liberal arts college within a larger university, the faculty of English have the chance to design courses and teach outside of their primary specialization. This might include courses in literary research methods, creative writing, or pre-Twentieth-century literature, as well as courses contributing to interdisciplinary programs in Women's & Gender Studies, American Ethnic Studies, and Cinema Studies. All professors at Willamette are expected to teach non-majors as well as majors and to contribute to the College's General Education curriculum. Willamette has a teacher-scholar model for its faculty: tenure-track faculty teach 5 undergraduate courses per year, advise students, publish in their field, and engage in customary service to department, college, and university.

Willamette believes that a diverse, inclusive community is essential to achieving academic excellence; accordingly, we seek candidates who not only have the potential to become outstanding teachers and scholars, but whose work also furthers equity and inclusion, and who will bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. The College of Arts & Sciences enrolls a substantial number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students of color. Over the past four years, 24% of our students were first-generation; 24% were Pell-eligible; and 33% identified as African American, Hispanic/LatinX, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial.

Review of applications will begin on 10 November 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

You will need to upload the following documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Letter of application describing your interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement (500 words maximum) describing ways you can contribute to the university's mission of promoting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus

​Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Scott Nadelson,

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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