The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 30.013  Thursday, 10 January 2019


From:        Jason Mahn <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         January 9, 2019 at 8:53:29 PM EST

Subject:    Teaching Position


I write to announce the following open postdoctoral position teaching Shakespeare, first year inquiry, and literature and theology during the 2019-2020 academic year to the SHAKSPER  site. The position is posted here:



Fellow in English and Religion


Augustana College invites applications for a visiting interdisciplinary Fellow in English and Religion for the 2019-2020 academic year.


Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.


We seek a candidate with expertise in Early Modern English Literature and Shakespeare, with an additional interest in and ability to teach first-year academic writing and a “Reasoned Examination of Faith” course. We especially welcome candidates whose research on Early Modern English Literature includes religious studies (whether historical, theological, or other), and who welcome the challenge of teaching academic reading, writing, and inquiry to first year students.


Anticipated teaching expectations: six courses per year, including two sections of First Year Inquiry (FYI 101), two sections of a Shakespeare course serving primarily English majors and minors, and two sections of RELG 208: Literature and Theology or another “Reasoned Examination of Faith” (REF) course.


Being a diverse and inclusive community is central to the college’s mission and reflected in the strategic plan. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body. Minorities and members of underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.


Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.


Details about Augustana College, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana.


A complete application includes: curriculum vita, copy of graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample.  To apply, please email application materials to Sherry Docherty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the subject line: Search #111-19 English/Religion, and directed to Jessica Schultz, Associate Dean of the College.


Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search 111-19, C/O Jessica Schultz, Associate Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, Ill., 61201.


Questions may be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee: Meg Gillette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (English) or Jason Mahn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Religion). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled..



Jason A. Mahn

Associate Professor of Religion




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