Assistant Professor in World/Postcolonial Literature

  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Claremont, CA, USA
  • Sep 12, 2022
Full time Languages & Literature

Job Description

The Department of Literature at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in World/Postcolonial Literature with a particular emphasis on Anglophone literature. The position will begin on July 1, 2023. The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment.

The successful applicant will teach one section of our required first-year writing seminar and three other courses in literature. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to maintain an active, high quality research program and the highest standards of excellence in teaching.

CMC will give priority to candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity in one or more of the following areas: curricular contributions, research, and/or teaching methods; the ability to work with diverse constituencies; a record of sustained interaction with students, colleagues, and/or community members representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, religions, and divisions; the ability to bridge divides and/or work with others who are different from the candidate in key ways; experience in building opportunities for students, colleagues, and/or community members to learn from multi-cultural, multi-perspective settings; and a commitment to help the College become more diverse and inclusive.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. It is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. The Claremont Colleges consortium constitutes an academic community of more than 9,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups in higher education.

Application Details

Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2022. Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research statement; teaching statement that addresses the candidate's ability to teach, mentor, and inspire students from a wide range of backgrounds; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and a writing sample of approximately 25 pages. The teaching and research statements may be included in the cover letter, or provided separately. Applicants must also submit the names and e-mail addresses of three [or more] references; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter. Please upload application materials at:


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