Department of English & Fine Arts Personnel

Assistant Professor of English Position #16-02DFENG

The Department of English and Fine Arts anticipates hiring an Assistant Professor in American minority literatures (e.g. Native, Latina/o, Asian, African, and/or American ethnic) and/or modern drama beginning June 27, 2016.  Diasporic/hemispheric approaches and interdisciplinary studies are especially welcome.  We will privilege candidates with an excellent teaching record and an active research profile grounded in a strong theoretical framework.  The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses at all undergraduate levels, including first-year composition, general literature surveys, and special topics courses for English majors, and will fulfill associated duties to the department, faculty, and student body. Funding is provided for research and scholarship opportunities as available.  The initial appointment will be for three years.  Successive reappointments of up to four years in length will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and funding availability. 

Applicants will be assessed based on teaching credentials, scholarship, service, and education.  A Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, and/or multi-cultural/ethnic studies disciplines and/or modern drama with demonstrated expertise in the specified fields by the time of the appointment is required.   Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching, publications and/or presentations in area of specialization.  Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests. 

The United States Air Force Academy, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an undergraduate institution that provides a liberal arts education as part of its mission to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become Air Force officers in service to our nation.  Faculty applications are invited from candidates who can contribute to this mission by interacting with cadets, both in and out of the classroom, as instructors and mentors.  The Academy faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators.  The student body consists of approximately 4,000 men and women representing every state and several foreign countries.

Requirements:  The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation.
Salary:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and based on a 12-month work year. 
To Apply:  Go to Type in “USAF Academy” in the “Where” box and click on “Search Jobs.” Then scroll down until you locate this position. 

Applications must be received by November 20th, 2015.  U. S. citizenship required. The U.S. Air Force Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities.  The Air Force believes that diversity is essential to accomplishing its mission.  The Air Force Academy highly values individuals who have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with and help develop individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.  For the Air Force, diversity encompasses: personal life experiences, geographic background, socioeconomic background, cultural knowledge, educational background, work background, language abilities, physical abilities, philosophical/spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the English Department Director of Personnel.

U.S. Air Force Academy, USAFA, CO 80840, (719) 333-1110 DSN: 333-1110, Updated: 08 Oct 15
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