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Tenure track position at Oberlin
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0576  Thursday, 2 October 2008

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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 
literature.

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: 

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 . Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

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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