Monday, September 20, 2010

BTW...SDSU Seeks Asst Prof in Am Lit 20C & 21C

English and Comparative Literature
Assistant Professor: 20th and 21st Century American Literature

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, the flagship campus of the largest and most diverse public university system in the U.S., seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in 20th and 21st century American literature. Desirable secondary specializations include race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality studies, literature and the environment, transnational and comparative studies, border studies, or media studies.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (degree expected by August 2011) in English or an equivalent field and demonstrate potential for excellence as a scholar-teacher, including successful teaching experience, currency within his or her field, and / or publication of scholarly research. The normal teaching load is 3 / 3, including undergraduate courses as well as literature seminars serving our large and distinguished MA and MFA programs.

For more information about the SDSU Department of English and Comparative Literature, please visit our website:

Applicants should send cover letter (including statement of teaching experience and philosophy), current c.v., writing sample of no more than 20 pages, three letters of recommendation (at least one documenting teaching experience), and a self-addressed, stamped postcard (to acknowledge receipt of application) to Professor Joanna Brooks, Chair, Department of English and Comparative Literature, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA, 92182-6020. Applications must be received by November 1, 2010 and are non-returnable.

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