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Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow—British Literature and Culture
Utah State University in Logan, Utah
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Date Posted April 15, 2020
Postdoctoral-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled


The Department of English at Utah State University seeks applications for a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in the field of British Literature and Culture, with an emphasis on Early Modern Studies, to teach on the Logan Campus and/or online. Secondary areas of interest might include Shakespeare, theater, and/or gender and sexuality studies. This one-year fellowship (2020-21 academic year) will begin in August 2020.


The fellow will teach British literature at different levels of the curriculum: general education, undergraduate majors, and/or graduate courses, depending upon departmental needs. These courses may be face-to-face or online instruction as assigned by the department head. The teaching load is a 3/3.


The successful applicant will have earned a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. English Language and Literature) by August 1, 2020, as well as demonstrated a strong record of teaching excellence and active research. The Department especially seeks applicants who bring to their academic careers the important perspective that comes from the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States. Accordingly, scholars from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latina/o/x, Native American or Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Documents:

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"

2. Ten-page excerpt of published work to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Documents 1-5"

3. Summary of teaching evaluations to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Documents 1-5"

4. Names and email addresses of two references to be submitted at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile - references will be sent an email asking them to provide a letter of recommendation

5. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary:Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefitsADA:

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights:

The English department is the largest humanities unit in the university, offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees covering a broad curriculum in literature, creative writing, English education, folklore, and technical writing. English majors at USU have several pathways to engage in writing and research opportunities on campus and to gain individualized attention from scholar-teachers. For instance, the department houses several scholarly and creative publications, research labs, writing contests and performances, as well as student clubs and organizations. For more information see: https://english.usu.edu/.

University Highlights:

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.



A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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