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Assistant Professor of Literary Studies

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Review of applications will begin April 21, 2017

Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability:
Title: Assistant Professor of Literary Studies
Requisition Number: 0106071441
Location New York City
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: ELC/Literature/Faculty

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies on the tenure track with a start date of Fall 2018. Lang’s Literary Studies curriculum features discussion-based seminars that consider the written word from both critical and creative perspectives. Faculty utilize innovative methods to discover breadth and depth in texts, in writing assignments, and in the field as a whole.

We have a preference for a practicing poet with the ability to teach modern and contemporary American literature, especially with subspecialties in environmental, U.S. subcultures, African American, Asian American, Latinx, or other fields. Applicants who can teach transatlantic modernism and poetry workshops will be at a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence as a teacher and a writer in addition to scholarly expertise. The successful candidate will teach five courses per academic year, in addition to advising a cohort of Literary Studies majors in the Writing and/or Literature concentration and provide college service.

Minimum Qualifications:

Poet with a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or American Studies; ability to teach modern and contemporary American literature; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and appropriate publication record and reputation in the writing field. The candidate should have published at least one book of poetry.

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programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran or marital status. The New School is committed to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresented in US higher education.

Application: Review of applications will begin April 21, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should send, via our online application system a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a third document containing your statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, AND a list of references. Please do not include additional materials at this time.

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Review of applications will begin April 21, 2017

Posting Date: 03/28/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

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