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Assistant Professor of Literature

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 23, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Classics, English & Literature, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor of Literature External Link to Posting Department English - 32211 Vacancy Number 16F-285 Position Number 3619 Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in literature, to begin fall 2020. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and a strong commitment to education in a liberal arts environment is essential.

Areas of interest might be, but are not limited to: global anglophone literature; transnational literary and cultural studies; comparative indigenous studies; digital humanities; material culture studies. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester.

Minimum Requirements

Requirements: PhD, or equivalent degree in literature, or a closely related field, by August 2020.

Preferred Qualifications

We are interested in a candidate who demonstrates successful college/university teaching and displays clear evidence of scholarly potential.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of English is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports the College’s mission by providing courses that develop students’ abilities to write and reason critically. The Department provides quality programs leading to a B.A. or M.A. in English or a Professional Writing Certificate and is likewise committed to provide service learning opportunities for student participation in the faculty’s scholarly activity. For more information about the department, see our website at

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan , the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant Instructions

Please submit the following materials in the applicant document section:
• Cover Letter (addressed to: Dr. Nicholas Laudadio, Search Committee Chair)
• Curriculum Vita
• List of three professional references

All materials should be attached to the online application—NOT emailed, mailed, or faxed. Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word attachments are required.

Priority will be given to applications received by December 23rd, 2019.

Position Type Permanent Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions Job Posting Date 10/23/2019 Priority Consideration Date 12/23/2019 Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Nicholas Laudadio Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington (2019-2020)?
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