College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Tenure Track Assistant Professor in American Literature with Expertise in Latinx Literatures

The Department of English at Bradley University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Literature with expertise in Latinx Literatures. The appointment begins August 2020.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university.  Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois.

Course assignments may include: undergraduate writing, business communication, core curriculum literature, American Literature surveys, and upper-level courses in American and Latinx Literatures. Preference will be given to individuals with teaching, research experience, and research agenda in these fields. Experience in film studies or digital humanities is a secondary preference. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester.

A Ph.D. in Latinx Literature, American Literature, American Studies, or related field is required by the start date.

Qualified candidates should submit:

  • a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position
  • curriculum vitae including a list of the number of sections taught for each course (e.g. ENG 233 American Literature to 1865 – two sections taught)
  • dossier (including unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts and at least three current letters of recommendation that attest to successful teaching)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy, methods and effectiveness
  • a research statement discussing intended future research activity
  • Information regarding how the candidate has or can contribute to diversity in teaching, research, or service should be provided either within the teaching and/or research statements or in a stand-alone diversity statement.

Candidates should submit materials electronically in PDF or MS Word format to Dr. Timothy Conley, Literature Search Committee Chair at kmwhalen@fsmail.bradley.edu .

Preference will be given to applications received by November 22, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.