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Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in British or Anglophone Literatures and Maritime Studies

The English Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in British or Anglophone literatures and Maritime Studies with a start date of August 23, 2017.  The successful candidate will contribute to both the signature Maritime Studies program at Avery Point as well as Avery Point’s English program, with opportunities to teach graduate courses at the Storrs campus. The English Department currently has, across its campuses, 59 full time faculty, nearly 500 undergraduate majors, and over 70 graduate students. Please visit our websites at and

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is  in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the English Department at the rank of Assistant Professor.

At UConn, successful candidates are expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding (in disciplines where applicable), high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances and exhibits (in disciplines where applicable), national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. requirements in English or other appropriate field completed by start date; expertise in British or Anglophone literatures; a research agenda with a focus on the maritime world; the capacity to contribute through research, teaching, and public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the Maritime Studies program and the English Department; ability to teach undergraduate courses in maritime literature and culture, as well as our pre-1800 British survey, upper-division literature, and Shakespeare.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong preference will be given to candidates specializing in early modern British (either Renaissance, Restoration, or 18th century) or pre-1800 Anglophone literatures.

Appointment Terms
This is a full-time, nine-month appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The typical teaching load for tenured and tenure-track faculty is two courses per semester. Salary is competitive based on qualifications. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload.

To Apply
Go to Academic Jobs Online to start your application. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); and a commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Applications must also include the names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to write in support of your application if requested.

Nominations and inquiries other than applications can be directed to:

Professor Margaret Breen, Search Chair
Department of English, U-4025,
University of Connecticut,
Storrs, CT  06269-4025, U.S.A.

The screening of applicants will begin immediately, and it is preferred that applications be submitted by December 1, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2017140)

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.