Assistant Professor of English, Transnational/Ethnic Studies

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Nov 12, 2020
Full time   English, ESL, Writing, Linguistics

Job Description

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Assistant Professor of English, Transnational/Ethnic Studies--Search #67843
College of Arts & Humanities, Department of Literature


The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Literature in Transnational and/or Ethnic Studies and Digital Humanities. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus although teaching opportunities will be available on all campuses as well as online.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of Literature, this Assistant Professor of English faculty position requires teaching, research, and service responsibilities. The position is an academic (9/10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned PhD in English, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2021.
• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Literature specialties could include: LatinX, Asian American, African American, Caribbean, Indigenous Studies, or other Global Anglophone areas.
• Ability to teach courses in 18th-century transnationalism.
• Experience and interest in contributing to growing a digital humanities program in literature which may include pursuit of grant-funded opportunities, occasions for collaborative public engagement, and development of interdisciplinary and collaborative projects.
• Engagement in interdisciplinary or collaborative efforts across conventional literary historical boundaries.

Screening of applications begins December 15, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021 To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence.

A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae;, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Hans-Georg Erney, Search Chair, Search #67843
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: literature@georgiasouthern.edu
Please include Search # in Subject line

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

The mission of our English program is to promote in our students the ability to read closely, think deeply, and communicate clearly. We motivate our students in their pursuit of academic excellence, and cultivate in them the core values of integrity, openness, inclusivity, social responsibility, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/jobs or https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/literature/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.




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