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Assistant Professor of English: Global Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA ~ October 07, 2021

Job Description:

The Department of English at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Global Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, beginning in August of 2022.

 

About Us: Located in the heart of Baton Rouge, LSU is the flagship land-grant institution in Louisiana and a Research 1 University. We support research and teaching in a broad range of fields, including British, American, and postcolonial literatures; Caribbean, African American, and Black studies; Southern studies; feminist studies; queer studies; digital humanities; film and media arts; rhetoric; literacies; and English Education. English faculty teach in numerous interdisciplinary programs in these and more fields.

 

Requirements: Ph.D., with expertise in Global Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, by the time the position begins (August 2022); record of publication or strong promise of future scholarly achievement; ability to teach Global Anglophone literatures and cultures broadly. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment inside and outside the classroom and working with students from diverse backgrounds.

 

Teaching Expectations: The teaching load is 2/2 and consists of graduate and undergraduate courses in Global Anglophone literatures and cultures. The new hire in this position is expected to teach in the annual rotation of English 3080 (Survey of Postcolonial Literatures) and serve on graduate dissertation committees.

 

Research Expectations: Competitive candidates should maintain an active scholarly profile at par with the expectations of a Research 1 Institution. The College provides support for research and faculty development.

 

Application Deadline: The deadline for all application materials is December 1, 2021.

 

Interviews: Interviews will be conducted on Zoom in early January 2022.

 

Contacts: Email the co-chairs of the search committee, Pallavi Rastogi (prastogi@lsu.edu) and Sharon Weltman (enwelt@lsu.edu), if you have any questions.

 

LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER.  LSU values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities

Special Instructions:

Application Process: All materials, except for the letters of recommendation, should attached under the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Letters of recommendation (at least 3) should be submitted to Richard Landry at rland26@lsu.edu. Please submit the letters after you submit the application materials but before the deadline of December 1.

Application Materials:

1. Letter of application (2 pages)
2. Current CV
3. Writing sample (approximately 25 pages)
4. A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation. See above for instructions on submitting the letters of recommendation separately from the other materials.

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).  

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

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