The Department of English at Central Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Transnational American Literatures, to begin in September 2018. We seek an individual with a record of significant national publication (or forthcoming work) who not only demonstrates a dedication to excellence in teaching at college/university level, but also a strong commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. With 16 tenure-line faculty members, over 250 undergraduates and a small cohort of graduate students, the English department offers Bachelor’s Degrees in English Language & Literature, English/Language Arts Teaching, and Professional & Creative Writing (both face-to-face and online). We also offer face-to-face Master’s programs in Literature and TESOL, and an entirely online MA in Professional & Creative Writing. The department is housed in the College of Arts and Humanities, which provides interdisciplinary opportunities and ample support for its faculty.
PhD in English with a specialization in Transnational American literatures, completed by September 1, 2018.
Commitment to diversity and inclusivity through demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and/or through the use of inclusive pedagogical methods.
Expertise in Colonial to 19th century U.S. Literatures and cross-national literatures of the Americas.
Evidence of excellence in teaching at college/university level, minimum 1 year experience.
A record of significant national publication (or forthcoming work).
African-American and black diaspora literatures.
U.S. Latinx and Latin American literatures.
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application at https://careers.cwu.edu (Job ID 1729) and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting, (c) detail how teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from underrepresented groups in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU’s commitment to diversity);
A teaching philosophy;
A writing sample; and
The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references.
* Finalists may be asked to provide graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, and samples of work in professional writing and/or scholarship.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 ...undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.