Assistant Professor of Early Modern Drama, Tenure-Track, UNC Greensboro

Assistant Professor of Early Modern Drama, Tenure-Track
Department of English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Position Summary: The Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in early modern drama, to beginAugust 1, 2017. Broad knowledge of the dramatic canon and non-dramatic Renaissance literature is expected. We welcome diverse critical approaches and specializations, including but not limited to digital humanities. All applicants should show evidence of a strong research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in teaching.
The Carnegie Foundation classifies UNCG as a high research university and a community-engaged institution. In addition to the BA, the English Department offers the MA, MFA, and PhD degrees. The average teaching load is 2/2, with courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as active engagement with MA and PhD candidates. The department’s membership in the Folger Institute Consortium offers many opportunities for faculty and graduate students to participate in its vibrant research programs in pre-1800 literature and digital humanities.
UNCG is a minority serving institution: approximately 27% of our undergraduates are African Americans and 7%, Hispanic or Latino Americans. 44% of our undergraduates receive Pell grants; and the Department of Education and other organizations have recognized UNCG’s graduation rate for low-income students as among the best in the nation. We are especially proud of the success of our diverse student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity (
With a population of 283,000 and located midway between the mountains and the coast, the city of Greensboro offers affordable, superior quality of life, with numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in hand or expected by August 2017 in English or Comparative Literature. Candidates for whom the PhD has not been conferred as of 8/1/2017 will be initially appointed at the rank of non-tenure track Instructor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
For more information and to apply, visit, click on “Faculty,” and select position #13574. To ensure full consideration, application should be received by November 11, 2016. However, review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Skype interviews will be scheduled in December and finalists invited for campus visits in January.
Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample not to exceed 20 pages.
Applicants are asked to provide the names and email addresses of three (3) references. UNCGjobsearch will solicit confidential letters of recommendation as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from UNCGjobsearch. The applicant is given no additional notification that the references have been requested.
More information may be obtained from Professor Denise Baker, Chair of the Early Modern Search Committee (