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Assistant Professor of 19th Century British Literature

Faculty Posting Date: July 19, 2018

To Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/52580

The English Department at Duquesne University seeks a specialist in 19th Century British Literature-with the ability to teach across genres-at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track), to begin in the fall of 2019.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses, including specialized graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in their field of interest, upper-division courses in Victorian fiction and Romantic poetry, and both halves of the undergraduate British Literature Survey. Secondary areas of interest that are particularly desirable include film studies, women's and gender studies, poetics, literature and medicine, and writing (including creative writing). Candidates should also have experience teaching first-year writing. Scholarship or the strong promise of scholarship is required for consideration. Excellent teaching and the publication of peer-reviewed research is necessary for both tenure and promotion.


The successful candidates must be able and willing to teach and work with MA and Ph.D. students. The Ph.D. degree is highly preferred, and completion of the degree is required for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. The successful candidate will submit a letter of intent that addresses the reasons for the application for this faculty appointment, a completed curriculum vitae (CV), research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references complete with telephone and email contact information to http://apply.interfolio.com/52580. While the position will remain open until filled, priority will be given to applications submitted by November 1, 2018.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.