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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
South Asian Literatures in English
The University of Houston Department of English invites applications for an Assistant Professor position with a specialization in South Asian literatures in English. A secondary specialization in one or more of the following is strongly preferred: immigrant South Asian American writing, postcolonial theory/literature, British studies. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the above-mentioned areas and to contribute to program building in these fields. Completion of PhD in English or Comparative Literature at the time of appointment is required. The Department of English is a large, dynamic department offering the M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American Literature; the M.F.A and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing; a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy; and graduate certificates in Empire Studies and in Translation Studies. In addition to the Department's strengths, the University of Houston houses the Center for Asian American Studies offering a minor in Asian American Studies, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers programs in India Studies, African American Studies, Mexican American Studies, and it houses the Center for the Americas.
The University of Houston is the premier tier-one public doctoral institution in the nation's fourth largest city, and has one of the most diverse student bodies among research-one universities. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and dossier, including three letters of reference, evidence of effective teaching, and a writing sample of no more than twenty (20) pages to Professor Wyman H. Herendeen, Chair, Department of English, University of Houston, Houston Texas 77204-3013. Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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