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Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) Nineteenth-Century American Literature/Early Ethnic American
San Jose State University

  • Sep. 26, 2017
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) Nineteenth-Century American Literature/Early Ethnic American
  • English and Comparative Literature
  • San Jose State University
    San Jose, CA
    United States
  • Nov. 6, 2017
  • Aug. 17, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Native American Studies
    Literature - Colonial American
    Literature - General
    American Studies
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Specialization: Nineteenth-Century American Literature/Early Ethnic American
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24238
Rank: Assistant (Tenure-track)

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University seeks an Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including, but not limited to: colonial or nineteenth-century American literature; a Transatlantic literary survey; and General Education courses. Participation in service at department, college, and university levels, including grading of graduate exams and serving on Masters-level thesis committees, is required.

Requires training in any area of nineteenth-century American literatures. Candidates with teaching experience or research in early ethnic American literatures, such as Native American literatures; early colonial literatures, such as Caribbean or Latin American literatures; or closely related fields are especially of interest. Preferred attributes include training or interest in Transatlantic literary traditions, eco-critical or environmental literatures, digital humanities/pedagogies, world literatures, project-based learning, public humanities, and/or arts administration.

Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and an emerging record of relevant peer-reviewed scholarship are required, along with a Ph.D. in American Literature or related field of study by start of appointment, August 17, 2018. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Full ad and application instructions are published at: Application deadline is November 6, 2017, at 9 a.m. Questions may be directed to Professor Noelle Brada-Williams via Please include Job Opening 24238 in all correspondence.

  • San Jose State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San Jose State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San Jose State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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  • Professor Noelle Brada-Williams
    English and Comparative Literature
    San Jose State University
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192-0090
  • 408-924-4425


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