St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in modern and contemporary American literature (twentieth-century through present). Facility in contemporary British literature and in narratology/narrative theory is also desirable. The successful candidate will offer introductory surveys and upper division courses in these subject areas, as well as the department’s research methods/theory course. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will join a department with a commitment to excellence in teaching, and to a program founded upon the essential relationship between creative expression and the study of literature. We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their writing and teaching. Position begins August 2014.
The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Please send a letter of application, a CV, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Modern and Contemporary American Literature Search Committee, Department of English, Richardson Hall, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
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