Beloit College — Two tenure-track English Assistant Professors

The Beloit College Department of English invites applicants for two tenure-track positions to begin August 2018:

  • Primary expertise in 20th- or 21st-century ethnic American Literature.
  • Primary expertise in medieval and early modern non-dramatic British Literature.

Desirable secondary areas for these positions are film studies or digital humanities. Both positions require strong background in and commitment to teach expository writing, preferably with emphasis in multimedia composition/rhetoric or ESL. Possible supporting areas of interest are environmental literature, disability studies, medicine and literature, and cognitive science and literary studies. Applicants should clearly identify primary, secondary, and supporting areas of expertise in their letter. Both hires would teach a 5-course load annually, offering a range of courses in the English Department, as well as courses that contribute to the Media Studies Program and the Writing Program. The successful candidates will contribute to all-college programs such as first-year seminars and serve in leadership roles in campus governance.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by August, 2018

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and plans, graduate transcripts, a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, and three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 15th, 2017. Interviews will be held at MLA.  Inquiries may be addressed to Francesca Abbate, search chair, at engfacsearch@beloit.edu.

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