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Assistant Professor of British Literature

Assistant Professor of British Literature, 1800 to Present

The department of Humanities and Human Sciences invites applications for a tenure- track Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2014. We are seeking a British Generalist, 1800 to the present, with preference for candidates who specialize in fields after 1830. Desirable secondary specializations include transnational and global literatures, new media studies, or multi-ethnic studies. The candidate should be prepared to teach first-year composition courses as well as upper-level literature courses such as Victorian Poetry and Prose, Literary Criticism, and British Literature II. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.

The best candidate will have experience with assessment and curriculum development as well as a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level and a commitment to ongoing scholarly engagement.

Teaching load will be 4-4.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. 


A Ph. D. with a focus in Nineteenth or Twentieth Century British literature is required for this appointment. Degree must be in hand before a contract will be issued.

Application Procedure:

Please submit a letter of application detailing your interest, qualifications, and research focus; a CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages; and at least three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Robert Fessler, Acting Dean, School of Arts and Sciences at artsandsciences@pointpark.edu. Please note that the subject line must state the position for which you are applying. Review of applications will begin May 23, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer