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Job Announcement: UConn English/EVST/Digital Humanities Assistant Professor

2012 September 21
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Assistant Professor in Nature Writing (non U.S.)/Environmental Studies/Digital Humanities  [17599]

The English Department at the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus, invites applications for a FT (9-mo.) tenure-track faculty position at Assistant Professor level, with a specialty in Nature Writing (non U.S.) and strong interests in Environmental Studies and Digital Humanities, to start Fall 2013.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or other appropriate field; expertise in non-U.S. Nature Writing, Digital Humanities, and Environmental Studies; a record of, or strong potential for, distinguished scholarship and effective teaching and mentoring at graduate and undergraduate levels; and evidence of engagement in institutional and/or professional service. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with digital mapping programs; ability to teach and conduct research in some broader field(s) of study; publication(s) in national/international journals; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. Equivalent foreign degrees acceptable. Selected candidate will teach upper-division courses and graduate seminars in her or his field(s) of expertise, as well as occasional survey/general education courses, contribute to UConn’s new Environmental Studies program, and, in concert with other new departmental hires and with UConn’s Digital Media Center, help us develop significant digital components in our research, teaching, and public programming. Appointment is at Storrs campus with possibility of work at regional campuses. Salary is competitive based on qualifications. Visit us at,, and

Apply to Husky Hire at by submitting your cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching experience, and a 15-25 page writing sample. Five (5) letters of recommendation should be sent to: Margaret Breen, Interim Head, Department of English, NW/ENV search, 215 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4025, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-4025. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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