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Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Position Number: 4014684
  • Location: Fort Myers, FL
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - English and Literature

Assistant Professor, Later World Literature

Job Summary
The Department of Language and Literature at Florida Gulf Coast University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Later World Literature. We welcome applications from PhDs in English or related fields, including Comparative Literature and Global Literature. Expertise in non-Western traditions is preferred. Desired areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, modern and contemporary literatures of Asia, Central and South America, Africa, and the Middle East in the context of colonialism, post-colonialism, globalization, and contemporary critical theory. Additional research and teaching experience in digital media and the digital humanities would be welcome including media production, digital editing, modes of digital storytelling, dh projects for research and innovative use of digital tools in the classroom, and pedagogical approaches to new technologies.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; maintain an active research agenda; contribute to the English program's course and curriculum development; and provide service to the Department, College, and University through various committees and/or initiatives. The teaching assignment will include upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses in later world literatures and cultures as well as composition and literature survey courses in the university's General Education program.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs, and committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community; invested in the innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to the effective use of technology including distance learning; engaged in producing peer-reviewed scholarship; and dedicated to providing service to the College, University, and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties include but are not limited to:
  • Teaches 6 courses per year (3 courses, 9 hours per semester).
  • Plans and teaches courses in assigned course.
  • Prepares syllabi, instruction materials, coordinates lectures, tests, and evaluates.
  • Maintains highest possible standards of classroom instruction
  • Keeps abreast of new information and developments in field of instruction.
  • Actively participates in institutional meetings.
  • Maintains professional skills through regular professional development, and other activities appropriate to higher education faculty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

The program seeks applicants who will make strong teaching contributions to our department's general education program, English BA, English MA, and World Literature minor programs; advise students; help to develop a robust curriculum in World Literature; work with the local community on service-learning projects, and serve on department, college, and university committees.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned Ph.D. in English or a related discipline by the time of appointment from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
  • Special emphasis on Later World Literatures and Cultures.
  • Experience teaching at the college level in English or a related field.
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarship resulting in publication.
  • ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2023. If the successful candidate is ABD, the appointment will be made at the Instructor level on a fixed contract.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching Later World Literature up to the 21st century as well as experience teaching first-year writing. Successful candidates will have a record of both excellence in teaching and successful scholarship in the field of Later World Literature and will have a research focus in the Early Modern, Modern, and/or Contemporary Literatures of Asia, Central and South America, Africa, or the Middle East. Research and teaching experience in digital media and the digital humanities is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Experience with or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning and university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the college and university.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Required Application Materials:
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Five (5) Professional References

Salary commensurate with education and experience

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