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Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Company: University of North Carolina at Asheville
Location: Asheville
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

UNC Asheville's Department of English seeks candidates for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning fall 2019. This full-time position requires teaching courses in the department with a minimum of 24 hours per academic year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in English with a specialty in creative writing and either African American literature, Postcolonial literature, or Queer literature in hand by May 2019. Candidates should have experience teaching first-year writing/composition and creative writing, as well as African American, Postcolonial, or Queer literature at the college level. Primary responsibilities will include the regular teaching of our foundational writing course, LANG 120, and Introduction to Creative Writing, as well as Lit 328 (Ethnic Literatures), Lit 364 (Postcolonial Literature), Lit 369 (World Literatures), or Lit 346 (Readings in Gender and Sexuality), depending on the successful candidate's specialization areas. Commitment to the educational goals of a diverse population must be evident. This position carries expectations for departmental and university service and the candidate will be expected to engage in scholarship that enables them to stay current with developments in the field. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from racially, ethnically, economically, or otherwise diverse backgrounds. Application deadline: April 15th. In your letter, please briefly describe current creative/scholarly projects and approaches to teaching. Please include three current letters of recommendation. We expect to conduct video conference interviews soon after the application deadline. UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts university in the UNC system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in English with a specialty in creative writing and either African American literature, Postcolonial literature, or Queer literature in hand by May 2019. Candidates should have experience teaching first-year writing/composition and creative writing, as well as African American, Postcolonial, or Queer literature at the college level. PI108763548

Keywords: University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville , Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Education / Teaching , Asheville, North Carolina

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