80%, fixed term for 18 months

Deadline: April 10, 2023

Today’s world requires critical thinkers. People who can define new directions for research and teaching that respond to the changes and challenges of our times. As an Assistant Professor of English and American Literature and Culture, you will join a diverse group of dedicated scholars, help shape the field of English and American Studies, and flourish in a friendly and vibrant academic community.

You will be based in the English and American Literature and Culture capacity group and  expected to collaborate closely with its team members. You will teach and co-teach a broad variety of introductory and more advanced courses in the BA programmes in American Studies (majority of the teaching) and in English Language and Culture. 

You may also be asked to teach in our minors and relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes within the Faculty of Arts, such as the BA in Arts and Culture Studies or the MA in Literary Studies and the MA in Transatlantic Studies. In addition, you will supervise students, participate in educational support activities such as tutoring, and contribute actively to the development of our curriculum. You can play a role in building bridges between various research areas and teaching programmes within and beyond the department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

Your research will be embedded in the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). You will participate in RICH research groups and conduct disciplinary and inter- or transdisciplinary research, publish in relevant academic journals, supervise PhD projects, and build international networks with academics and societal partners. Furthermore you will seek external funding and be active in public engagement activities. 

We are specifically looking for a colleague who is specialised in intercultural encounters in the colonial and/or post-colonial Anglophone world. We expect you to contribute in a meaningful way to the development of one and ideally several of the following growth areas (listed alphabetically): environmental humanities; indigenous studies; migration and diaspora studies; minority literatures and cultures; postcolonial studies; transatlantic relations.

In addition to the above, you may be asked to do your share of administrative responsibilities. You will spend about 60% of your time on teaching and administration, and 40% on research. 

For the entire application posting, visit: Assistant Professor of English and American Literature and Culture, Specialising in Intercultural Encounters | Radboud University (ru.nl)