Assistant Professor

English Department



The English Department at Union College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (or advanced standing for suitable candidates), specializing in British Modernism, with a focus on Transatlantic or Global Modernism. The ideal candidate might explore the connections of 20th century British literature to the Caribbean, Africa, North America, or Latin America. Applicants must have the demonstrated ability to teach both 20th century British poetry and fiction. Applicants must also have the ability to teach an introduction to literature course and the college’s First-Year Preceptorial. Applicants must be committed to both excellent teaching and scholarship. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute courses in support of Union’s interdisciplinary programs and welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Ph.D. or equivalent required by Spring 2017. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status.

Applicants should send (1) a cover letter outlining experience, areas of teaching and research interest, and publications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness including course evaluations if available, (4) writing sample of no longer than 25 pages, (5) and a statement regarding experience working with diverse student populations and/or ability to contribute to a diverse community, to Professor Bernhard Kuhn, Chair, English Department at Please send all materials in a single PDF file. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under a separate cover to the same email address. Applications will be accepted until November 15th, 5 PM EST.

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