Visiting Assistant Professor of English — 1-Year Visiting Position

Date Posted
December 6, 2019
Job Description

The Department of English at The College of Wooster invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in Early Modern literature and an ability to teach Shakespeare, to begin in August 2020. Ph.D. required.

 We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. 

 The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to teach courses and advise research projects in early modern literature and Shakespeare. They will teach the equivalent of 6 courses, including introductory and advanced courses in the English department, credited supervision of independent thesis projects as part of the College’s Independent Study program, and participate in teaching courses for non-majors. We seek to hire a scholar whose research and teaching addresses one or more dimensions of gender studies, environmental humanities, critical race theory, or indigenous, transnational, or global Shakespeare studies. In addition, we are interested in candidates whose research and teaching can connect with one or more interdisciplinary programs at The College of Wooster such as Africana Studies, East Asian Studies, Global & International Studies, Latin American Studies, South Asian Studies, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Urban Studies, or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

 Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (such as teaching philosophy, syllabi and student evaluations, if applicable); a research statement and a writing sample of 25 pages or less; a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio. Applications received by January 13, 2020, will receive full consideration. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Nat McCoy, Administrative Coordinator, Department of English, at Questions about the position should be directed to Thomas Prendergast, Chair of Search Committee, at

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