Assistant Professor of English (Medieval & Earl...

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Memphis, TENNESSEE
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Assistant Professor of English (Medieval & Early Modern Lit) - Tenure track

Category: Faculty       
Department: Literature and Languages
Locations: Memphis, TN
Posted: Aug 25, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Exempt
Position ID: 135865


About Christian Brothers University:

CBU is committed to creating and maintaining a rigorous and enriching learning experience for our students by providing them the best instruction and support by a superior faculty and staff. CBU encourages opportunities to celebrate diversity in an environment that prepares our students to be global citizens. CBU is an attractive and safe campus environment, and it is quite possibly one of the friendliest campuses anywhere.

If you would like to contribute to these hallmarks of a CBU education, please consider applying for our faculty or staff vacancies through these current employment opportunities.

Job Description:

The Department of Literature and Languages at Christian Brothers University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in Medieval and Early Modern literature. A particularly strong candidate will have experience designing and teaching introductory and advanced courses in the Digital Humanities, which can support our growing Humanities Computing minor, as well as community engaged/Public Humanities courses. Our faculty particularly welcomes candidates who deploy Black studies, de/post colonial studies, disability studies, ethnic studies, feminist and sexuality studies, and/or other critical frameworks in their scholarship and pedagogy. The faculty member will be asked to contribute broadly to the department, especially through the teaching of upper-division courses in Medieval and Early Modern literature, honors world literature (ancient through 1600 literature), and general education literature and composition courses.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach 12 hours per semester (a 4/4 teaching load).
  • Teach general education courses in composition (ENG 111: English Composition I and ENG 112: English Composition II).
  • Teach General Education courses in literature (ENG 211: Introduction to Literature, ENG 221: British Literature Survey I, and ENG 231 Honors World Literature I).
  • Develop and teach courses for the majors in English studies.
  • Support undergraduate research.
  • Serve as an academic advisor for students.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain active creative and/or research agenda.
  • Participate on university committees and in shared governance.
  • Engage in continuing professional development.
  • If qualified, teach online courses.
  • If qualified, teach drama and/or playwriting courses.

The Department of Literature and Languages is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We view literary studies as central to our Lasallian commitment to social justice and community engagement and encourage a teaching and research agenda in support of this mission. Rooted in the heart of Memphis, CBU is primarily a teaching institution. We strive to contribute to a more just and prosperous community in a city with a rich cultural history and thriving arts scene.



Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or related subject.
  • Undergraduate teaching experience required.
  • To be considered for the appointment of Assistant Professor, the candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by August 11, 2022.
  • Applications will be reviewed starting October 29, 2021. 

Additional Information:

Christian Brothers University is a Catholic university in the student-centered tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. CBU fosters academic excellence in a range of programs to prepare students from all faiths and backgrounds for careers and lives informed by the Lasallian values of faith, service, and community.

Christian Brothers University offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment, regardless of sex, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin or disability.

Application Instructions:

Submit a letter of application, CV with contact information for three references, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, evidence of teaching excellence, 15-page writing sample, and unofficial graduate transcripts.

Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested following first round interviews based on the contact information provided in the application form. Interfolio users are welcome to input the Interfolio-generated email addresses for letters of recommendation.


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