Assistant Professor in Romantic Literature

Chicago, Illinois
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Description:

The Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago invites specialists in British Romantic literature (1780-1830) to apply for an entry-level tenure track assistant professorship. Applications from scholars who specialize in poetry, women's writing, and Romantic aesthetics will be especially welcome. Successful applicants will have their Ph.D. in hand by October 31st, 2018. 

Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, an abstract of the dissertation or book project, and a 20-25 page writing sample at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for posting number 03899: 

Online applications must be completed before midnight Central Time on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Additional materials (including letters of reference) will be solicited after the initial application. 

Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.  

Additional Information or Requirements:


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Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Dissertation Abstract
Writing Sample 1  

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