Monday, May 18, 2009

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Coastal Carolina University: Department of English, Assistant Professor of English--Early Modern British Literature, Two (2) Positions

The Department of English at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) effective August 16, 2009. The department seeks candidates with research agendas and teaching expertise in Early Modern British literature (1500-1830). Candidates with a record of excellent teaching in first-year composition and literature courses preferred. Desirable secondary strengths include: critical theory, transatlantic studies, children’s literature, and/or new media.

Teaching assignments may include evening/weekend courses, courses taught offcampus and distance learning courses. The successful candidate will hold a English and preference will be given to candidates with an emerging record of research and publication, evidence of ongoing scholarly activity, and participation at conferences. Other responsibilities will include academic advising and university service. Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching), a current resume and transcripts of all graduate work (unofficial copies acceptable at this time) electronically at Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Coastal Carolina University is a public mid-sized, comprehensive liberal arts-oriented institution. Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort of Myrtle Beach, one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation. It has an enrollment of 8,400 students and is expected to have continued growth for the next several years. Coastal Carolina University is a part of the South Carolina system of public education and has close ties with its founder, the Horry County Higher Education Commission.

Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching), a currentCV, and transcripts of all graduate work (copies acceptable at this time) at: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is possible that the appointment can be on a "visiting" basis for one year. Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.


UMBC--Fulltime Lecturer Positions

The Department of English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County seeks to hire two full-time Lecturers to teach first-year composition. These will be three-year appointments beginning in the Fall Term 2009, with benefits and with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in teaching composition at the university level, proven excellence in the classroom, as evidenced by high teaching evaluations, and commitment to advising and mentoring undergraduates. M.A. in English Composition/ Rhetoric or another relevant field required. Normal course assignment will be 24 credits per academic year. UMBC is a dynamic public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor ( ). Please send letter of application, C.V., three letters of reference, and no more than 20 pages of supporting materials (i.e. sample syllabi, assignments, teaching evaluations) to be received by June 1, 2009 to Jessica Berman, Chair, English Department, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore Md. 21250. UMBC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

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