The University of Oregon Department of English is seeking a distinguished scholar of Literature and Environment to hold the Carlisle and Barbara Moore Chair in English. Associate or full professors (or the equivalent) working in areas of British, North American, colonial, post-colonial, indigenous, and ethnic American literary studies are urged to apply. Research interests for the Moore Chair might include, without being limited to, discourses of place and displacement, natural history writing, environmental justice, science studies, and animal studies.
The most competitive applicants will be established scholars with outstanding records of research and both graduate and undergraduate teaching who will enhance the Department's foundational reputation in Literature and Environment as well as the University's well-established Environmental Studies graduate and undergraduate programs. We are especially interested in scholars whose research and teaching will help build the department's existing strengths in the study of intersections among environmental issues, race, class, ethnicity, and gender; and we encourage applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in English or related field and college level teaching experience.
Applicants should post letter of application, CV, a writing sample of current scholarship, and contact information for three referees to Academic Jobs Online: www.academicjobsonline.org/. If you are unable use this online resource, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. Interviews will not be conducted at the MLA convention; finalists will be invited to the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.
Review of materials will begin on November 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who share our commitment to diversity.