Assistant Professor in English Literature
The National University of Singapore invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in English Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence in July 2019.
Exceptional applicants will be nominated for an appointment as a Presidential Young Professor. The PYP position is also a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, with a start-up package of up to SGD 750,000, research scholarships to support PhD students, and an award of SGD 250,000 for discretionary spending.
The program in English Literature is housed in the Department of English Language & Literature at NUS and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. The program covers the historical periods of British literature as well as other literary traditions such as American, South-Asian, and Southeast-Asian literature. It also offers modules on film, mediatic forms, visual culture, and critical theory.
For this appointment, we are keen to find a scholar who works in one of the following areas: postcolonial theory and literature (with focus on Asia); nineteenth-century British literature; world literature; gender and sexuality studies; and environmental humanities. However, we also welcome expertise beyond these areas and encourage literary scholars of other research specializations to apply.
The teaching load is 2:1 (one or two courses per semester, totaling three per academic year). All instruction is in English. Salaries are internationally competitive and housing benefits are offered. Substantial funding for research and conference travel are available. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applications should be submitted to the website below and include:
1. A brief cover letter;
2. A complete curriculum vitae;
3. A research statement;
4. Three publications or examples of scholarly work;
5. Evidence of teaching excellence, including a statement of teaching philosophy and student evaluations of courses taught, if available;
6. A completed Personal Data Consent Form: http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/files/NUS-Personal-Data-Consent-for-Job-Applicants.pdf .
Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via the online application system. For full consideration, please submit a completed application, including letters of recommendation, by December 30, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Further information about working at the National University of Singapore is available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/whyjoinus.htm . The Department website can be found at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/ell/ .
Deadline: December 30, 2018