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Global Nineteenth-Century British Literary and Cultural Studies

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Position: Assistant Professor of Global Nineteenth-Century British Literary and Cultural Studies (Tenure Track)

Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a PhD. or "All But Dissertation" by the time of appointment.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience

The English Department at the University of California, Riverside has immediate needs in this area. We especially wish to attract scholars whose work engages nineteenth-century Britain’s global contexts, an emphasis that will complement our departmental strengths in transnational, hemispheric, and diasporic literatures. “Global contexts” may be conceived in diverse ways, whether as imperial and colonial power; as part of the Black Atlantic, Pacific, and other regional constellations; as a node within international political, cultural, and industrial connections; as related to environmental contexts or eco-critical methods; and other literary, cultural, theoretical, historical, and scientific interpretations of “global” not anticipated in this list. We are interested in scholars taking the very newest approaches to the field, beyond the limitations of conventional understandings of “Romantic” and “Victorian.” We seek a scholar whose work will create the richest connections across the department and campus.

We encourage applicants to visit our departmental website for information about our undergraduate and graduate programs as well as our faculty:

Application Procedure:

Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of teaching evaluations, a statement of contribution to diversity, a statement of research and teaching, a writing sample and a minimum of three recommendation letters. Materials should be uploaded using UCR's online applications system:

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (

Review of applications will begin November 17, 2017 and may continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by November 17, 2017.

Questions, Inquiries and Letters should be addressed to: Susan Zieger, Search Committee Chair:

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing Sample

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Statement of Research and Teaching

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required