University of Oregon, Department of English

Fellowship ID:Oregon-English-POSTDOC [#10332]
Fellowship Title: Post-Doc Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403-1286, United States [map]
Subject Area: English / Ethnic American
Appl Deadline:2018/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2017/10/27, finished 2018/08/05)

*** The account for Department of English, University of Oregon has expired, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The University of Oregon’s English Department, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Department, invites applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions during the 2018-20 academic years.

Applicants should have a demonstrated pedagogical and scholarly investment in the study of race and ethnicity and should hold a PhD in English, Folklore, Media Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cinema Studies, or a related field by June 1, 2018. Applicants should not currently hold a tenure track position and should have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2014. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations and/or work in fields of study historically underrepresented in the academy and who will enhance the English Department's existing strengths in the study of African American, Latina/o, Asian American, and Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Cultural Productions. In addition to specialists in any of these fields, we also welcome comparative, interdisciplinary, queer, and intersectional research.

The fellow will be in residence at the University of Oregon’s English Department during academic years 2018-20. Fellows will teach 3 courses during that 2-year period. These courses will be developed and scheduled in consultation with the Associate Head of English and the Head of Ethnic Studies and will be cross-listed in Ethnic Studies. The fellow will make a research presentation to the English Department, Ethnic Studies Department, and other interested scholars. Further contributions may include offering a workshop for graduate students in the fellow's field of specialization or participation in student/faculty reading groups during their appointment. The fellow will offer mentorship to graduate students in English and, as a graduate program develops, Ethnic Studies. The fellow will work closely with a designated mentor or mentors who will be a senior faculty member in English or Ethnic Studies. The fellows will be furnished a dedicated campus office and will earn a salary of $45,000 a year plus benefits, $1,000 a year in research funds, $750 a year for conference travel, and up to $2,500 for a computer for use during the fellowship period. A budget for moving expenses may also be included in the fellowship package.

Applications are due December 1, 2017 for first review and open until filled. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2 sample syllabi that illustrate the kinds of courses you are prepared to teach, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, a 1-page statement of your research goals and potential campus contributions during the post-doc period, and 3 academic letters of reference. Please submit materials to Academic Jobs Online ( If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials.

The fellowship selection committee will conduct interviews via Skype in January 2018. Applicants will be notified about the status of the search early in Spring 2018. Finalists for this position are subject to a criminal background check. The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, ADA-compliant institution dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To these ends, we strongly encourage applications from historically marginalized and currently underrepresented communities including but not limited to ethnic and racial minorities, women, LGBTQs, veterans, and the alternatively-abled. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further the University’s and the English Department’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly interested in hearing about previous teaching, mentorship, and outreach activities candidates have undertaken with underrepresented students and communities.

The University of Oregon, situated on the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people, is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

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Department of English
1286 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1286

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