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Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Literatures in English Assistant Professor

Position Deleted on 12/06/2010. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
West Chester, PA
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University is seeking applicants for the position of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Literatures in English. In addition to an ability to teach Shakespeare at the advanced level, strengths should be in theorizing and teaching these periods across cultures, whether European/Asian/Middle Eastern or other. The teaching load is 4/4 with two courses each semester in general education writing.

The successful candidate should have the PhD in hand and should have experience teaching courses in Shakespeare as well as First-year Writing. Interest in innovative course development and delivery is also sought.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate an active research agenda through a history of conference presentations and articles submitted for publication.

Finalists must successfully complete the interview process and a teaching demonstration. References with contact information will be required prior to the interview. West Chester University offers a highly competitive salary and benefits. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a vita, three letters of recommendation, and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to Dr. Anne Herzog, Chair, Department of English, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383-2124. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
West Chester University is an AA/EOE employer. Women, Minorities, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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