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Assistant Professor of English, tenure-track, seventeenth-century literature

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Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/01/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/15/2017.

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Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of English, tenure-track, seventeenth-century literature
Vacancy Number (HISTORICAL) F014518
Vacancy Number F014518
Position Type Faculty
City Waco
State TX
Zip 76798
Position Description

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris. ( As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track

The successful candidate will teach senior-level classes and graduate seminars in seventeenth-century English literature as well as lower-level classes in British literature and will also direct the dissertation and thesis research of graduate students. He or she will demonstrate a productive research agenda and maintain a strong publication record while also engaging in service to the department and university.

Required Qualifications

The Department of English seeks a dynamic scholar to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in seventeenth-century English literature. Candidates should have a strong research agenda and be an effective teacher, with the Ph.D. in hand at the start of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
Rank and Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Part-Time / Full-Time Full Time
Special Conditions for Eligibility

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About Baylor

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EEO Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Desired Start Date 08/01/2018
Open Date 08/28/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/01/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/15/2017.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents