Job Details

Albright College
  • Closing Date: 15-05-2017
  • Position Number: 995928
  • Location: Reading
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Humanities

The Departments of English and Communications at Albright College, a dynamic liberal arts college in Reading, PA, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in American Cultural Studies. We seek an energetic, theoretically sophisticated and interdisciplinary teacher and scholar with a strong commitment to invigorating the College's cross-disciplinary humanities course offerings. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests in American cultural studies using intersectional approaches, such as frameworks of race, gender, and sexuality, are particularly of interest. Candidates should specialize broadly in American studies and incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks relative to multiple communities or issues—African American, South Asian American, Arab American, Latino/a American, etc. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach media criticism, literary journalism or creative nonfiction. This is one-year appointment with an expected start date of August 15, 2017. A PhD in any relevant field in the humanities is required prior to appointment. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.

Qualified applicants should apply via our website http://www.albright.edu/hr/employment.html. Applications should include: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample (no more than 25 pages); 4) statement of teaching philosophy and experience; 5) statement of current and future research; 6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., recent student evaluations of teaching, sample syllabi of courses taught); 7) a list of 2-3 potential courses; 8) and reference letters, one of which addresses teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A diverse learning community that encourages innovation and interdisciplinarity, Albright College is an equal opportunity employer. In pursuit of enriching the diversity within our community, we encourage the application of qualified women, minorities, protected veterans, and people with disabilities. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: about the position see http://www.albright.edu/hr/employment.html about Albright College: http://www.albright.edu.






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