The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0576 Thursday, 2 October 2008
Date: Monday, 29 Sep 2008 08:38:43 -0400
Subject: Tenure track position at Oberlin
EARLY MODERN LITERATURE
The English Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time
tenure-track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial
appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning Fall
semester of 2009, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.
The total course load is five courses per year. The incumbent will teach courses
in the general area of Early Modern British Literature. The incumbent in the
position would teach two to three advanced courses a year in the following areas:
Shakespeare. The incumbent would offer at least one advanced course in the works
of Shakespeare each year.
Renaissance Drama other than Shakespeare and/or Renaissance Poetry. Such
courses would focus both on the artistic and formal qualities of drama and
poetry and on the specific context in which these works were written and
circulated. In these drama courses, as in Shakespearean courses, we hope to
emphasize attention to performance issues in the interpretation of dramatic
Renaissance Literature and Society. A course that would focus on the ways in
which literature was defined, read, and disseminated in this era and
particularly on such topics as literature and politics in the
Tudor/Stuart/Puritan Era and Literature in the Age of Imperial Exploration.
The incumbent would also periodically teach a First Year Seminar Program course,
Introduction to Literary Studies, and Senior Tutorial courses. Courses for
non-majors (100 and 200 level courses in our curriculum) could include
Shakespeare at the 100 and 200 level. He or she will also be expected to engage
in sustained scholarly research and participate in the full range of faculty
responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand
or expected by first semester of academic year 2009-2010). Candidates must
demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.
To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae,
graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference,
should be sent to: William Patrick Day, Chair, English Department, 10 North
Professor Street, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074 by November 30, 2008.
Application materials received after that date may be considered until the
position is filled. We prefer writing samples sent in electronic form to:
Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a
strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports
equality of opportunity and respect of differences based on gender, ethnicity,
disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. Oberlin
was the first coeducational institution to grant bachelor's degrees to women
and historically has been a leader in the education of African Americans; the
college was also among the first to prohibit discrimination based on sexual
orientation. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving
applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.
September 22, 2008
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