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Assistant Professor, Global Anglophone Literature

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Submit letter of application which includes a statement indicating how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service;, CV and contact information for three professional references. Additionally, in the cover letter, candidates should speak to their ability to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor, Global Anglophone Literature
Department English
Department Web Address www.unr.edu/cla/engl/
Full Time Equivalent

100%

Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of English announces an entry-level tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Global Anglophone Literature, to begin in the fall semester of 2018. The successful candidate must be able to teach Postcolonial and Globalization theories, world literature broadly conceived, and a specific field of specialization (e.g. African, Caribbean or South Asian global literatures) to advanced undergraduates and graduate students, as well as intermediate courses in English and in the Core Curriculum, especially Core Humanities 202, the Modern World. UNR English faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in scholarly research typically have a 2/2 load.

Members of the English Department also have the opportunity to affiliate themselves with the interdisciplinary Gender, Race and Identity program.

In accordance with the university’s land grant, tier one research institution mission, candidates will be expected to develop strong research and publishing agendas, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to perform service at the university and community levels. Additionally, in the cover letter, candidates should speak to their ability to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is ranked in the top tier of “best national universities” by U.S. News and World Report and is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community service. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of some 22,000 including nearly 3,000 graduate students, the University provides degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. In accordance with the university’s land grant, tier one research institution mission, candidates will be expected to develop strong research and publishing agendas, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to perform service at the university and community levels. Additionally, in the cover letter, candidates should speak to their ability to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds.

Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada, Reno is situated near San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, the Black Rock Desert, and Yosemite National Park. Known in the West as “America’s Adventure Place,” Reno offers an exceptional array of outdoor activities. Additionally, the region is home to many culturally and socially rich activities, including a Philharmonic, the Nevada Museum of Art, and Reno Artown; Shakespeare, Jazz, Reno/Tahoe Music, Pacifica, Aloha, Cinco de Mayo, Basque, Sculpture, and River Festivals to name just a few; the internationally recognized Burning Man – a catalyst for creative culture in the world; Hot August Nights and Street Vibrations; the Reno Balloon Race, and many other diverse events and traditions. Northern Nevada is also home to a growing food culture, with many small farms feeding the farm to table movement and local restaurants, including a dozen micro-breweries/distillers/vintners in the region.

Required Qualifications

A demonstrated record of published research is expected, as are experience and promise as an excellent teacher. Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2018. Successful candidates must be able to teach Postcolonial and Globalization theories, world literature broadly conceived, and a specific field of specialization (e.g. African, Caribbean or South Asian global literatures). The successful candidate will demonstrate his or her ability to support the university’s key value of inclusiveness.

Preferred Qualifications
Contact Information for this Position

Search Chair:
Katherine Fusco
775-682-6398
kfusco@unr.edu

Search Coordinator:
Cami Allen
775-682-6377
callen@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit letter of application which includes a statement indicating how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service;, CV and contact information for three professional references.

Additionally, in the cover letter, candidates should speak to their ability to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds.

Job Open Date 09/13/2017
Job Close Date 10/11/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72854
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you initially learn about this recruitment/job opening?
    • unr.jobs.edu
    • higheredjobs.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education.
    • Other online resource. Specify URL below.
    • Newspaper or Professional/Trade Journal. Specify title below.
    • Association or Listserv. Specify below.
    • Personal Contact. Specify person and affiliation below.
    • LinkedIn
    • www.workreno.com
    • www.latinosinhighered.com
    • www.indeed.com
    • www.insidehighered.com
    • Craig's List
    • CareerBuilder
  2. If applicable, give more details on specific resource(s) indicated above.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a demonstrated record of publication?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience as an excellent teacher?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Does your dissertation focus on Global Anglophone literature?

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents