English, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-English-2017085 [#8009, 2017085]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of English in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: English
Appl Deadline:2016/11/01 finished (posted 2016/09/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Position Summary

The English Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track professorship (open rank, Associate or Full Professor preferred) in Shakespeare and early modern drama to start August 23, 2017. We are seeking a scholar with an ambitious research agenda, who will advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Shakespeare and early modern drama, and help us to take fullest advantage of our new membership in the Folger Institute Consortium. Please visit our website at www.english.uconn.edu/ for more information.

The English Department currently has 59 full time faculty at Storrs and regional campuses, nearly 500 undergraduate majors, and over 70 graduate students.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is  in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the English Department at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full 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

A Ph.D. in English or other appropriate field with at least three years' experience as an assistant professor; expertise in Shakespeare and early modern drama and culture; distinguished publications on Shakespeare; a record of, or clear potential for, national/international visibility and leadership; a record of excellent teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and (ideally, but not necessarily) the graduate levels; evidence of engagement in institutional and professional service; and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching of Shakespeare and early modern drama; expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital humanities; gender studies; queer theory; theories of race and ethnicity; and/or public humanities and civic engagement. Preferred qualifications also include a commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, on-line instruction; the ability to contribute through research and research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

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.  Rank and 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

Select “Apply" to start your application. Please include a cover lettercurriculum vitaeteaching 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 five referees who have agreed to write in support of your application if requested.  

Nominations and inquiries other than applications can be directed to:

Professor Gregory Semenza, 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 November 1, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2017085)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4025
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-4025

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