Assistant Professor in British Literature, 1830-1900

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Instructional
Department:16200000 - LS-ENGLISH

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor in British Literature, 1830-1900 (Tenure Track)

Job Description:

The University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in British Literature, 1830-1900, at the rank of assistant professor, effective August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to 1) maintain an active research agenda, 2) apply for extramural research funding, 3) teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level, 4) provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


Advertised Salary:

Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in English or related field and a primary specialization in British or Anglophone literature/culture, excluding North America. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the starting date and must have an appropriate record of publication. Candidates selected for interview who do not have the Ph.D. in hand will be asked to submit the current draft of the dissertation. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Other Desirable Areas: Although not required, any of the following areas of expertise would be welcome: Digital Humanities, Global or Postcolonial Anglophone, Periodical Studies, Popular Culture, Visual Culture, Medical Humanities, Science Studies, Literature and Philosophy, Genres other than the Novel, Genders and Sexualities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at: and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a research statement of approximately two pages, single-spaced, (3) a CV, (4) an article-length writing sample, 5) the names and email addresses for three references, and (6) teaching statement and, if available, representative teaching evaluations. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 13, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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