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Assistant Professor for Cluster Hire in Global Anglophone Literatures

Position overview

Position title: Senate
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $74,600-$87,700. ​​ The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay as determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/2023-24-academic-salary-scales.html). The base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position is $74600-$87,700. ​
“Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. ​
​Additional UCSD salary information can be found here: https://aps.ucsd.edu/compensation/apo-salary.html

Application Window

Open date: August 19, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Aug 18, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for three tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments in Global Anglophone Literatures to begin Fall 2024. The Literature Department seeks to hire three specialists across the fields of medieval/early modern studies, the long eighteenth century, and the long nineteenth century. This cluster hire aims to attract applicants with a research focus on race and empire who employ multilingual/comparative approaches that situate Anglophone literatures in a global frame. Expertise in additional fields of study or transhistorical theoretical approaches (such as critical race studies, disability studies, ecocriticism, gender studies, Marxism, queer or trans studies, among others) would be viewed favorably.

The cluster hire intends to attract a group of scholars and teachers whose projects anticipate a new vision of language, literary, and cultural studies in higher education for the 21st century. We seek candidates who are able to teach the history and development of British literature but who are also eager to reimagine an innovative curriculum that presents Anglophone literature in a global frame. New hires will work closely with one another as a team, as well as with the department, in crafting new approaches to Global Anglophone Literatures.

Position #1: Medieval and/or Early Modern Anglophone Literature

The successful candidate will conduct research that engages deeply with the literary traditions of either late medieval or early modern English and with at least one non-Anglophone literary/linguistic tradition from the pre- or early modern world. The candidate will teach courses and advise graduate students in Anglophone literature and culture pre-1660 and will have the opportunity to teach and advise students beyond this area as well.

Position #2: Long-Eighteenth-Century Anglophone Literature

The successful candidate will conduct research that engages “eighteenth-century British literature” creatively and capaciously and that pushes the boundaries of traditional eighteenth-century British and Anglophone literary studies. The candidate will teach courses and advise graduate students in eighteenth-century British literature and culture and will have the opportunity to teach and advise students beyond this area as well.

Position #3: Long-Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literature

The successful candidate will conduct research that historicizes the geographies of the “global anglophone” from the perspective of nineteenth-century studies and that pushes the boundaries of traditional nineteenth-century British and Anglophone literary studies. The candidate will teach courses and advise graduate students in nineteenth-century British literature and culture and will have the opportunity to teach and advise students beyond this area as well.

Department of Literature faculty work across disciplines in a variety of languages and time periods; many of us also employ both creative and critical methods in our work. Thus, we welcome applicants that approach their fields in capacious modes that may be less legible in traditional English or Comparative Literature departments.

Faculty in the Literature department are expected to produce original research publications, to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise and mentor graduate students, to contribute to service activities at the department, campus and system-wide levels and to contribute to UC San Diego’s goal of creating and sustaining diverse, equitable and inclusive communities on campus and beyond.

Authorization to work in US is a prerequisite of employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • The candidate must be ABD in English Literature, Comparative Literature, or equivalent degree at the time of application
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • The candidate must have a PhD degree in English Literature, Comparative Literature, or equivalent degree by the time of the appointment
Preferred qualifications

None

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A cover letter that details the direction of their current research and teaching objectives (include job ad code “179” and the acronym showing where you found the ad at the top of your cover letter with personal statement).

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Teaching statement (1-2 pages) - It will be helpful if applicants can address how they would teach courses in “British literature,” including historical surveys for lower division classes.

  • One writing sample (25-30 pages) - Upload in .doc or .pdf format within 10 megabytes.

  • Contributions to Diversity Statement - Applicants should include a personal statement summarizing their contributions to diversity and leadership. Contribution to diversity statements could include an attention to diverse learning needs, engaging learning fields of diverse communities, pedagogical methods that address learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, an awareness of inequities in education and research, a track record of specific activities that address and mitigate inequities, provide examples of positive impact on under-represented students, and a specific plan of activities and follow-up at UCSD. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

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Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03654

Help contact: litadm@ucsd.edu

About UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA