The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.385 Monday, 31 August 2015
Date: August 28, 2015 at 4:46:12 PM EDT
Subject: Job Posting: Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies
The Department of English within the College of Arts & Science at The University of Alabama seeks an established scholar, committed mentor, and dynamic administrator to serve as the Hudson Strode Professor of English and Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies. The privately endowed Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies promotes the study of early modern British literature and culture through fellowships, lecture series, symposia, seminars, and campus visits from both well-established and emerging scholars, critics, and theorists. Focused on the intellectual and professional development of graduate students, all members of the program are committed to teaching, mentoring, and otherwise fostering a community of future scholars. These efforts are led by the Strode Professor. For further information about the stimulating intellectual work and educational activities sponsored by the Hudson Strode Program, please visit our website at http://english.ua.edu/grad/strode.
The Hudson Strode Professor of English will serve as Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies and is responsible for supervising the promotion and activities of the Program, including overseeing graduate recruitment, admissions, and academic success; awarding fellowships and scholarships; planning and leading Strode seminars; and organizing lectures and symposia. The Director is expected to work closely with other faculty members interested in the early modern period.
Applicants for this position should hold a PhD in English or closely related field. Professors and advanced Associate Professors are welcome to apply; all applicants should have a publication profile consistent with appointment as a tenured Professor of English at a research institution with an established doctoral program. Applicants’ prior accomplishments in research, teaching, and mentorship should establish them as recognizable authorities in Shakespeare studies and in the broader field of British Renaissance literature. Successful candidates will have a record of organizational acumen and administrative success. Desired start date is August 16, 2016.
Candidates for this position must visit the University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload materials. The online application will include the following documents: a letter of application that includes descriptions of research and publication profile, teaching and student mentoring experience, and administrative experience and approach; and a resume/curriculum vitae. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Professor Albert Pionke, Dept. of English, Box 870244, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Applications should be received by October 15, 2015. We expect to conduct preliminary conversations with select applicants via telephone or videoconference and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.