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The department seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in film studies, to start in fall 2013. Desirable secondary interests include media studies, performance studies, drama, and/or Shakespeare. The teaching load is five courses per year on a two-semester schedule. The candidate will teach across the curriculum (viewable at http://www.dickinson.edu/academics/programs/english/Curriculum-and-Courses/) and at all undergraduate levels, including introductory, upper-level, and methodological courses in the analysis of literature, as well as first-year seminars and a year-long capstone course for the senior thesis. At Dickinson, every member of the department teaches at all levels, and innovation in both teaching and scholarship are prized. Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand by July 2013, when the appointment begins, or soon thereafter.
Dickinson College is a private, selective, liberal-arts college of about 2,400 undergraduate students located in central Pennsylvania, 20 miles southwest of the state capital, Harrisburg, and within easy driving distance (1½ to 3 hours) of Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. The College is known and respected for its international, interdisciplinary, and sustainability programs. Salary and benefits are competitive, support for travel to conferences and for research is generous, and sabbatical (every six years) support includes pre-tenure leave.
We encourage candidates to visit the College website at www.dickinson.edu and familiarize themselves with the department and College as a whole. Applicants should submit an electronic cover letter and curriculum vitae through https://jobs.dickinson.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51530 by November 9, 2012. We will make requests for dossiers and writing samples if appropriate, hold preliminary interviews by Skype, and invite finalists to campus in early 2013.
The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
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