Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures

Santa Clara University

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures

  • Institution: Santa Clara University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • Website: www.scu.edu

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures

  • Santa Clara University | Santa Clara, CA
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: October 01, 2023
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Job TitleTenure-track Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range $ $80,549 - $89,526

Location Santa Clara, CA

Application Deadline October 01, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Jessica Gopp

Department English

Email jgopp@scu.edu

Phone US +1 (408) 554-4142

Job Description

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The Department of English at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a tenure track position (full-time) in postcolonial literatures and cultures, with additional desirable expertise in film or other related interdisciplinary studies. Successful candidates must have a strong record of teaching and a strong scholarly trajectory in postcolonial literary and cultural studies.

This position is slated for inclusion in a College of Arts & Sciences cluster hire in the area of Inequality & Social Justice that also includes the Departments of Art & Art History, Philosophy, Environmental Studies & Sciences, Biology, Religious Studies, History, and Theater & Dance. Cluster hire participants will receive mentorship and regular group meetings providing peer support and interdisciplinary intellectual community to support their scholarly and creative work.

2023-24 cluster hire information: The College of Arts & Sciences is currently conducting its third “cluster hire” titled, Inequality & Social Justice. We are looking for scholars across several disciplines in the social sciences, natural sciences, arts and humanities. After two very successful cluster hire processes, the SCU College of Arts & Sciences has welcomed new faculty-members whose work engages with Inequality & Social Justice across a range of disciplines including Anthropology, Biology, Child Studies, Classics, Communication, English, History, Political Sciences Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, and Women’s & Gender Studies.

The Santa Clara University English Department supports work in critical race and ethnic studies, digital media, and digital humanities, and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in these fields. Teaching will include lower-division and upper-division courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization, foundation courses for the major, and first-year critical thinking and writing courses. We anticipate an average of ⅓ of the annual teaching assignments will be first-year writing courses. SCU is on the quarter system and faculty are expected to teach 6 courses per academic year (2 per quarter), assuming they are engaged in an active research program. A reduced teaching load of 5 courses is standard in the first year of appointment.

The successful candidate will start on September 1, 2024 and be expected to teach, engage in a scholarship program, and do service for the department, college or university.  Located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is a Jesuit, Catholic university. The SCU College of Arts and Sciences offers an education in the liberal arts and sciences. Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity; we particularly welcome applications from women, non-binary and trans persons, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability


PhD in English or related field completed by September 1, 2024; experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate literature and cultural studies courses; publications in postcolonial studies; and a clear trajectory of publication in scholarly venues.


(1) Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity. (2) Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduates. (3) Potential to contribute to one or more departmental, college, or university priorities. Department priorities include social justice, critical race and ethnic studies, environmental humanities, feminist/gender/queer studies, and other aspects of program development. University and college priorities include global understanding and engagement, justice and sustainability, and work with the Centers of Distinction, Residential Learning Communities, and the Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Applicants should be aware of Jesuit educational philosophy, the social justice mission of the university, and the English Studies focus of the Department of English at Santa Clara University.

The salary range is $80,549 – $89,526 and offers within that range will be based on years of university teaching experience. The position provides generous benefits. https://www.scu.edu/hr/benefits. Recognizing the high cost of housing in the local area, the University has established two housing assistance programs for qualified faculty: [1] a rental assistance program and [2] a purchase assistance program. For details, please refer to: https://www.scu.edu/provost/policies-and-procedures/support-for-faculty/housing-assistance/

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