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Faculty - Assistant Professor - Western American Literature and Culture/Native American/Folklore Studies

Utah Valley University


Faculty - Assistant Professor - Western American Literature and Culture/Native American/Folklore Studies

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The Department of English and Literature at Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Western American literature and Culture, specializing in Native American and/or Folklore studies, to begin August 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise includes one or more of the following areas of specialization: ecocriticism and/or environmental humanities, race/ethnicity studies, American folklore broadly conceived, postcolonialism, and contemporary theory and criticism. Successful candidates will situate their teaching and scholarship with respect to UVU's emphasis on Engaged Learning and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Teach up to four courses per semester, including first-year composition.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. required. (ABD accepted if completed by August, 2018.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:


Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC12917

Open Date: 10/05/2017

Review Start Date: 11/05/2017

Close Date: 12/15/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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