Job TitleTenure-Track Assistant Professor of English in Medieval and/or Early Modern British literature and culture, with expertise in Digital Humanities, Race, Inequality, and Social Justice
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range $ Salary: Competitive, benefits eligible, including housing assistance program.
Location Santa Clara, CA US
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Jessica Gopp
Purpose: The Department of English at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a tenure-track position requiring expertise in medieval and/or early modern British literature and culture, race, social justice, and Digital Humanities. Expertise in book history is also desirable. Our department is participating in a College cluster hire for a group of faculty who specialize in topics related to race, inequality, and social justice in their respective fields.
Santa Clara is located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley. Faculty members are teaching scholars who balance excellent undergraduate teaching with active research agendas. Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity; in this spirit we particularly welcome applications from women, persons of color, LGBTQ+, and members of other historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.
The appointment will begin September 1, 2023. Application deadline October 1, 2022
Salary: Competitive, benefits eligible, including housing assistance program.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph. D. in English, and must be committed to working with undergraduates. Finalists must demonstrate expertise in topics related to race, inequality, and social justice and Digital Humanities in medieval and/or early modern British literature and culture.
The following qualifications are also important in the ideal candidate:
● Evidence of teaching excellence in relevant fields
A record of productive research
Alignment with the Jesuit educational philosophy, the social justice mission of the university, and the goals of the Department of English at Santa Clara University
Evidence of potential for future departmental leadership
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities, and potential to contribute to one or more departmental, college, or university priorities will be especially valued.
Applicants are invited to visit the university’s website at http://www.scu.edu for descriptions of the university’s mission, our department, the multicultural student population we serve, and the learning opportunities we offer.
Responsibilities: Tenure track faculty at SCU are teaching scholars who are expected to balance teaching, research and service. This is an in-person position. More specifically, duties include but are not limited to:
1. Teach lower- and upper-division courses in the major and university core curriculum, as assigned by the chair, including courses like Critical Thinking and Writing and Introduction to Literary History and Interpretation. SCU is on the quarter system and a typical load is two courses per quarter. Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively.
b. Assigning and evaluating written work, projects, and exams that align with course or core learning objectives and providing timely feedback to students.
c. Holding weekly office hours at times reasonably convenient to students.
d. Assigning and submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate, and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline.
e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations in each section for all courses.
2. Develop and teach courses that contribute to curriculum development for the major and minors and/or the university core. Faculty teaching university core courses should follow an approved syllabus or work with the chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee.
3. Participate in assessment of student learning for courses in the department.
4. Provide informed advice and mentoring to undergraduate students.
5. Fulfill other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or by the Chair of the English Department
1. Develop a research program at SCU that will result in the publication of peer-reviewed publications, monographs, and/or creative work per the department scholarship standards.
2. Preference will be given to candidates with a research program that can accommodate participation of undergraduates.
1. Provide effective service to the Department of English, the College, the University and profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, and community service performed by virtue of professional expertise or association with the university as appropriate to rank and experience.
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