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The Hudson Strode Professor of English will serve as Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies and is responsible for supervising the promotion and activities of the Program, including overseeing graduate recruitment and admissions; awarding fellowships and scholarships; planning and leading Strode seminars; and organizing lectures and symposia. The Director is expected to work closely with other faculty members interested in the early modern period.
The Department of English within the College of Arts & Science at The University of Alabama seeks a distinguished faculty member to serve as the Hudson Strode Professor of English and Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies. The Strode Program focuses on intensive preparation of graduate students, and its private endowment provides for fellowships, lectures, and seminars in the literature of early modern Britain. PhD is required. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Renaissance literature and a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service consistent with a tenured appointment as a full professor. As Hudson Strode Professor of English, the successful candidate will already have met the highest standards of scholarly and professional activity, primarily in Shakespeare studies, but also in the broader field of British Renaissance literature. The successful candidate will also have a proven record of organizational and administrative success. Please visit our website at http://english.ua.edu/ for more information about the Strode Program. Position begins 8/16/15.
Candidates for this position must visit the University of Alabama website at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to initiate an application and upload various materials. The online application will include the following documents: A letter of application that includes descriptions of scholarly success in the field, teaching experience, and administrative experience and approach; Resume/Curriculum Vitae. A book or comparable work that best highlights your scholarly success, and four letters of recommendation, should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Professor Trudier Harris, Dept. of English, Box 870244, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary interviews via telephone or videoconference and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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