The Department of English
at Florida Atlantic
University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant
/Associate Professor position to begin August 2022. Candidates must
have primary teaching and research interests in Science
Fiction. Special consideration may be given to candidates who
also have secondary teaching and research interests in digital
humanities, new media, or game studies. Candidates with other
secondary fields will also be considered.
The College of Arts & Letters at Florida Atlantic
University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the
learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging
communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic
University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming
environment for all who interact in our community. In building this
environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from
a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida
Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and
collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit
to the institution and the diverse internal and external
communities that it serves.
The English MA program has a concentration
in SF and Fantasy Studies, one of the only
such concentrations in the country. The new hire
will contribute substantially to this concentration in Science
Fiction and Fantasy. In addition, the new hire will contribute to
FAU’s Comparative Studies PhD program and may play a role in
the university’s developing Peace, Justice, and Human Rights
Initiative. The new faculty member will also have the opportunity
to participate in the Center for the Future
in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters,
headed by Dr. Susan Schneider, the William F. Dietrich
distinguished professor of philosophy in the Dorothy F. Schmidt
College of Arts and Letters, and a member of FAU’s Brain Institute.
The successful candidate will be eligible to join an existing
community of scholars through Florida Atlantic University’s
Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering
). I-SENSE is a
university-wide innovation hub, leading fundamental research in
sensing, computing, communication, artificial intelligence, and
cryptography, with disciplinary-specific applications to
environmental science, health and behavior, urban planning
and design, infrastructure systems, and other application areas.
The I-SENSE mission is to catalyze a culture of research excellence
in sensing, smart systems, and their applications; to develop,
demonstrate, and operate solutions with high societal impact; and
to attract and support future generations of interdisciplinary
researchers and practitioners.
The hired candidate will teach on the Boca Raton
campus. We seek a candidate who will
balance high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching,
and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course
schedule. There will be the opportunity to teach and mentor
students in the Department’s MA and MFA programs, as well as in the
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters’ interdisciplinary
PhD program, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies’ MA and
undergraduate programs, and other interdisciplinary programs within
FAU serves a culturally and ethnically diverse
six-county region in Southeast Florida (Broward, Indian River,
Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties) whose total
population is more than five million people. The Department of
English is committed to building a culturally diverse educational
environment, with a focus on diversifying the faculty. The
Department strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI),
especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. We are
seeking faculty who can teach in these and other areas while
contributing to the diversity and excellence in our programs and
courses through their research, teaching and service.
PhD from an accredited institution in English or Comparative
Literature, or related field, at time of appointment, publication
record in field, and relevant teaching experience at the college
Commensurate with Experience
College or Department:
College of Arts & Letters
Work Days and Hours:
Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position is open until filled and may close without prior
This position is subject to funding.
Preliminary interviews will be held via Zoom.
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to
your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for
submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment
to not exceed the maximum permitted.
When completing the online application, please upload all required
documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae,
(3) names and contact information of three references.
The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an
official transcript sent directly from the institution is required
for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of
employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States,
the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National
Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of
the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official
transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the
Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is
required for the candidate selected for this position.
Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057.