British Literature, Assistant Professor (PRF#14140)
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Mankato, MN

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Specialist in British literature prior to the 19th century, to teach a variety of introductory, upper-level and graduate courses, including Shakespeare, British literature survey courses, and the department’s introductory course in linguistics. In addition, must be prepared to teach composition and writing-intensive general education literature courses. An ability to teach online or hybrid courses is desirable. Teaching load: 12 credits (3 courses) per semester. Also required: continued scholarly activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, service on MA thesis committees and department committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in English literature or related field by August 12, 2013.
  • Specialization in British literature prior to the 19th century.
  • College-level teaching experience in literature and writing.
  • The legal right to work in the United States as of the date an offer of employment is accepted.

Other Considerations:
  • Demonstrated preparation to teach survey courses in British literature prior to the 19th century.
  • Demonstrated preparation to teach Shakespeare.
  • Demonstrated preparation to teach linguistics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach online or hybrid courses at the college level.
  • Experience using classroom technology (e.g., course management systems).
  • Scholarly or research interests that will advance the mission and goals of the English department at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

Additional Information:

The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato includes master’s level programs in Creative Writing (MFA), English Studies, Technical Communication, and TESL, and undergraduate programs in the same fields and in English education. There are also undergraduate minors in linguistics and film studies. The English department is also responsible for the university’s large composition program and offers general education courses in literature, film, popular culture, and humanities. For further information, visit the department website at: Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: .

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: . A complete online application will include the following attachments:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references. In addition, please have three (3) professional letters of reference sent directly to Matt Sewell, the Search Committee Chair.
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A one (1) page written statement of your teaching philosophy and research goals
Contact Information:
Prof. Matthew Sewell, Search Committee Chair
English Department
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1166
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 507-389-5362

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

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