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Tenure-Track Position in English: Literature of the Global South
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Type: Full Time
Faculty Careers - English Literature and Composition
Faculty Careers - Other
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The Department of English at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anglophone literature at the assistant professor level, to begin August 2023. The position requires expertise in one or more areas of the Global South (e.g., Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, the South Pacific), including interest in diaspora literature. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/3 load (24 units per year), which will include upper- and lower-division literature and writing courses. The English major includes core classes in literatures beyond British and Anglo-American traditions. All members of the English Department teach one course in first-year composition.
Minimum qualifications: (1) an earned Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or another appropriate field by the date of appointment; (2) a record of an active research agenda with specialization in Anglophone literature of the Global South; (3) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in the college-level teaching of literature as well as composition; (4) interest in developing courses for Westmont’s proposed general education requirement in Biblical and Theological Foundations of Justice, Reconciliation, and Diversity; (5) interest in developing connections with interdisciplinary minors, such as Global Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, or Environmental Studies.
Preferred qualifications: (1) experience in teaching creative writing, (2) interest in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.
Westmont College, a liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition, seeks faculty who are committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, maintaining a program of scholarly activity, and advancing our mission of Christian liberal arts education. In keeping with that mission and its vision of the kingdom of God, the college is committed to building and supporting a culturally and academically diverse faculty and student body. Benefits include a faculty housing program.
Use this link to access the preliminary application, which will ask you to submit a cover letter, a CV with contact information for three references, and the formal faculty application from the college website. In the cover letter, applicants should indicate specific ways in which they can actively embrace the identity and mission of the college. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Paul Delaney, chair of the English department, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin in September 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.