We are hiring for a joint position in WGS and English!

Assistant Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Department of English and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University invite applications for a jointly-appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in July 2017. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar working at the intersection of literary studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.  We particularly encourage candidates whose research focuses on feminist and queer theory, race and ethnicity, and/or discourses of human rights in transnational contexts. Strong candidates will be literary scholars whose research and teaching are fundamentally informed by interdisciplinary gender and sexuality studies. Applicants must have a PhD in either English or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, by August 2017, and be able to demonstrate advanced training in both (by a graduate certificate or equivalent). Candidates should have a record of excellence in teaching and research, and a strong commitment to building interdisciplinary relationships across campus. Teaching load is 9 courses over two years, with courses ranging from small first-year seminars to advanced electives in both fields and MA-level courses. Salary competitive.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go tohttp://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Applicants should apply on-line at https://wakejobs.silkroad.com.  A cover letter should be addressed to the members of the Search Committee. Also submit on-line your curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophy, and a writing sample demonstrating expertise in gender, sexuality, and literary studies, preferably published and of article length.  At least three signed confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email by the recommender or dossier service to letters@wfu.edu.  Applications and other materials must be submitted no later than October 24 at 5:00 pm.  Interviews will be held at the MLA Conference in Philadelphia.

Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu.  Questions about the position may be addressed to english@wfu.edu.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages diversity while seeking applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.

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