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Assistant Professor: British Renaissance/Early Modern Literature and Culture

Position Deleted on 10/09/2010. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Tacoma, WA
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time

University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Assistant Professor: British Renaissance/Early Modern Literature and Culture
Closing date: 10/8/2010

Appointment Status
Full-time, tenure line position, begins Fall Term 2011.


The Department of English seeks applications for a colleague in British Literature and culture of the
Renaissance/Early Modern period, including the teaching of Shakespeare.

The successful candidate will generally teach one course in composition, one broad-based survey, and one more specialized course in the candidate's area of specialization each semester.

The successful candidate can expect to teach and develop courses for both majors as well as non-majors (in the university's core curriculum).

Standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester.

Student advising and other departmental and university governance duties required.

Ph.D. (ABD considered) in English, a record of successful teaching, and an active research agenda.

Auxiliary scholarly and teaching interests in one or more of a wide range of sub-fields including but not limited to: drama/performance studies, sexuality studies, film or multi-media, transatlantic/global contexts, or science studies welcomed.

Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education required.

Application Deadline Information
The deadline for application materials is October 8, 2010.

Special Instructions
Three reference letters are required. You will be asked to provide e-mail addresses for any intended reference providers. Reference providers will receive an email requesting them to submit an electronic letter of recommendation.

The committee will request a writing sample from candidates about whom we wish to learn more. Screening interviews will occur at MLA in Los Angeles in Jan 2011.

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

How to Apply
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The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator/employer.
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