Visiting Assistant Professor of English in Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Department of English

Williams College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of English in postcolonial literature and theory. The appointment will be for one year (2019-20) with the possibility of renewal.

Applications in related fields—colonial literature, global Anglophone and world literature, Caribbean, African, and Afro-diasporic literary studies, South Asian literary studies, and comparative literature—will also be considered.  The teaching load for the year is four courses (2 per semester). Teaching assignments will likely include one 100-level English course as well as one Gateway course (intended to introduce students to the major); both courses will be based on one’s own teaching and research interests.

All applications received by May 13, 2019 will receive full consideration, with review to continue until the position is filled.   All application materials should be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/62511 and should include: a curriculum vitae; a letter detailing current scholarly interests and teaching experience; a writing sample of one article or chapter; and three letters of recommendation.    In the letter of application, we ask you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  Please direct any questions regarding the position to Kathryn R. Kent, Chair, Department of English, [email protected]

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive