Assistant Professor of English - 19th Century British



Tenure- Track Position

Assistant Professor of English

19th Century British

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues.  Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.  All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, be able to contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, assist in curriculum development, provide service to the department and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment.

The Department of English invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (19th Century British) to fill a tenure-track appointment beginning August 2015, job code TF0607.  Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to teach in adjacent periods.  Candidates should be prepared to teach three courses per semester, including baseline courses in the major and general education core, as well as develop senior seminars.  The ideal applicant should also show a commitment to teaching and research via interdisciplinary and global approaches.

Qualifications:  Ph.D.  in English.   Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.    

Competitive salary and an excellent benefits program are available.  To apply for the position, please upload:  a letter of interest, including job code, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; statement of scholarly, creative or research interests.  Excellence in teaching, research and/or scholarly or creative production, and service are required.  Copies of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referee or dossier.  Address all referee or dossier letters to: Spelman College, Provost Faculty Human Resources Office, Attn:  Ms. Karla H. Williams, Manager of Faculty Human Resources, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1209, Atlanta, GA 30314.  Send all information to:

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