Job ID: 195914

Assistant Professor of English: Literature of the Global South

Westmont College

  • Oct. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor of English: Literature of the Global South
  • English
  • Westmont College
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • Open unti filled
  • August 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Literature - Criticism and Theory
    Literature - Comparative
    Literature - General

The Department of English at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anglophone literature at the assistant professor level, to begin August 2023.  The position requires expertise in one or more areas of the Global South (e.g., Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, the South Pacific), including interest in diaspora literature.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/3 load (24 units per year), which will include upper- and lower-division literature and writing courses.  The English major includes core classes in literatures beyond British and Anglo-American traditions.  All members of the English Department teach one course in first-year composition. 

Minimum qualifications:  (1) an earned Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or another appropriate field by the date of appointment;  (2) a record of an active research agenda with specialization in Anglophone literature of the Global South;  (3) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in the college-level teaching of literature as well as composition;  (4) interest in developing courses for Westmont’s proposed general education requirement in Biblical and Theological Foundations of Justice, Reconciliation, and Diversity;  (5) interest in developing connections with interdisciplinary minors, such as Global Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, or Environmental Studies.

Preferred qualifications: (1) experience in teaching creative writing, (2) interest in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.

Westmont College, a liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition, seeks faculty who are committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, maintaining a program of scholarly activity, and advancing our mission of Christian liberal arts education.  In keeping with that mission and its vision of the kingdom of God, the college is committed to building and supporting a culturally and academically diverse faculty and student body.  Benefits include a faculty housing program.

Use this link to access the preliminary application, which will ask you to submit a cover letter, a CV with contact information for three references, and the formal faculty application from the college website.  In the cover letter, applicants should indicate specific ways in which they can actively embrace the identity and mission of the college.  Questions may be addressed to Dr. Paul Delaney, chair of English department, at  Review of applications will begin in September 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

  • Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. The college seeks to enrich its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Women, candidates from historically underrepresented groups, and international scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Paul Delaney
    Department of English
    Westmont College
    955 La Paz Road
    Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • 805-565-6179

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