Department of English, Lehigh University

Position ID:Lehigh-English-LITMED [#7391]
Position Title: Literature and Medicine
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Area: English / British Literature
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/08/03, finished 2017/03/23, listed until 2016/10/24)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of English and the Health Medicine and Society Program (HMS) at Lehigh University welcome applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Literature and Medicine. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in Disability Studies or in literatures by or about populations inordinately affected by health disparities in the U.S. or globally (including African American, Native American, Latino/a, female, LGBT, impoverished, and working class peoples). Successful candidates must be able contribute to the English Department’s focus on Literature and Social Justice ( The ability to contribute to the HMS affiliated Community Health Research Group is highly desirable (

Successful candidates will be productive scholars in the field of Literature and Medicine or Disability Studies with a demonstrated commitment to research and publication and a record of excellent teaching. Our faculty values projects with strong theoretical, historical, and community engagements, and many members of the English department are affiliated with interdisciplinary programs across the College. Since this is a joint appointment between the Department of English and HMS, the successful candidate will contribute equally to the two units, including teaching a core major requirement for HMS, “Medical Humanities.” This position carries a 2/2 teaching load of graduate (M.A. and Ph.D. in English) and undergraduate courses. Ph.D. in hand by date of employment.

To apply, please upload a letter of application, vita, dissertation abstract or research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample (approximately 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online (NEW LINK NEEDED). All materials should be received by October 24, 2016.

Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Elizabeth Dolan (, Chair, Literature and Medicine Search Committee. We are planning to conduct Skype Interviews after Thanksgiving and campus visits in late January/early February.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
English Department
Lehigh University
35 Sayre Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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