English - Visiting Assistant Professor, One Year Replacement

English - Visiting Assistant Professor, One Year Replacement
Date:  09/27/2011

Applications are invited for a one-year sabbatical replacement, for the 2012-2013 academic year, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, from candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence and publications in the field of poetics.  The successful candidate will be able to teach broadly in the history of British poetry, from the medieval period through the present.  Anticipated teaching assignments include an annual load of five (5) courses over two semesters, including one section of English composition, one introductory course in English studies, and three poetics courses in the major.  Composition is a shared responsibility of all members of the department. High priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence, publications, and completed Ph.D.

To apply, please send application materials as .docx or .pdf attachments, by no later than December 15, 2011, to:

Katherine Stubbs, Search Committee Chair, poeticsenglishsearch@colby.edu.

Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of research interests.

In order to accommodate highly talented candidates who are simultaneously seeking tenure-track positions, we will interview on-campus for this one-year, non-tenure-track visiting assistant professorship beginning March 1, 2012.  Short-listed candidates will be invited for Skype interviews in February.  All candidates will be notified of the outcome of the search in late spring.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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