Monday, September 05, 2011

Three early modern jobs!

West Virginia University

The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for three positions in pre-1800 British literature: (1) Shakespeare, (2) History of the Book, and (3) Poetry and Poetics. Applicants must have a PhD by August, 2012. The successful applicant must demonstrate an active research agenda as evidenced by conference papers and publications and the ability to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The teaching load for research-active graduate faculty is two courses per semester. The ability to teach the survey of British Literature to 1800 is required for all three positions. The successful applicant will have opportunities to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses and to develop graduate courses and seminars in her/his field. The Department of English has a faculty of 41 in literature, creative writing, socio-linguistics, and composition and rhetoric, and we offer a full range of academic programs (B.A., M.A., M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing, M.F.A., and Ph.D.). WVU is a member of the Folger Consortium, and our department’s faculty benefit from significant ties with the Folger Institute. Our Center for Literary Computing offers opportunities and support for digital humanities projects. West Virginia University is designated a “research-high activity” university with more than 29,000 students. The city of Morgantown, which is often ranked among the best small cities in the United States, is conveniently located within driving distance of Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Washington, D.C.

West Virginia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. Especially encouraged to apply are candidates capable of developing or enhancing our commitment to international, interdisciplinary, and/or multicultural studies.

The position begins August 16, 2012. Screening will begin November 1, continuing until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Seattle. Alternative arrangements will be provided for candidates not attending the convention.

Submit your letter of application and CV to: Search Committee/British Literature, Department of English, West Virginia University, Box 6296, Morgantown, WV 26506-6296. We will request full dossiers and writing samples from selected candidates through November, so please don’t send these materials at this time.

Direct further inquiries to John Ernest:


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