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English - Assistant Professor of Early Modern British Literature

Old Dominion University
Virginia, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of English at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in Early Modern British Literature and Culture with an expected start date of July 25, 2019. Preference will be given to candidates whose research addresses questions of race and ethnicity, and who demonstrate expertise in both Shakespeare and in historical and theoretical recovery of marginalized texts and identities within the Early Modern period.  Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in Early Modern British literature and Shakespeare ranging from undergraduate surveys to topics courses for PhD students. A significant publication record in British Early Modern studies, evidence of excellence in teaching, and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity are also required. Secondary expertise in one or more of the following is desirable: Critical Race Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Gender/Queer Theory, Textual Scholarship. 

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a writing sample (up to 25 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to Letters of recommendation will be solicited by the system from your listed references.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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