Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Print and Material Culture Studies position at U of Delaware

by J J Cohen

This opening will interest many ITM readers. The field is OPEN and medievalists are encouraged to apply.

Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor
Print and Material Culture Studies
Department of English
University of Delaware

The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position.  The position includes a highly competitive salary, good teaching load, and excellent benefits.  We seek candidates, grounded in their primary literary, historical, or rhetorical disciplines, who can add to our strengths in Print and Material Culture Studies while also contributing to our vision of a deeply integrated and interdisciplinary department.  Associate or advanced Assistant Professors are preferred; other applicants will be considered only if they can guarantee Ph.D. in hand by August, 2015.

The successful candidate will be an intellectual leader of national reputation (at the Associate level) or an advanced Assistant Professor with an established publishing record who can work with UD=s Center for Material Culture Studies to build the university's reputation as a leading destination for interdisciplinary research and teaching related to the physical evidence of culture. This position provides teaching opportunities in both our undergraduate and our graduate programs and will benefit from the department=s strong affiliations with interdisciplinary studies programs on campus (including Material Culture Studies, Digital Humanities, African American Studies, Environmental Humanities, Interactive Media Studies, and Race & Ethnic Studies, among others), organizations associated with UD faculty (including the Winterthur Museum, Folger Library, Hagley Museum, and The Library Company of Philadelphia), and numerous other archives and resources at the university and in the region.

Applicants should visit and read AApplicant Instructions@ under the AResources for Applicants@ tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a letter of application and a CV.  We will begin reviewing applications on November 3, 2014.  The hiring committee will then solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the nation=s oldest institutions of higher education. Combining tradition and innovation, we seek faculty who are prepared to lead the way in responding to the most pressing challenges of our time.  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

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