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CUNY Assistant Professor - Early Modern Studies in Queens, New York

Assistant Professor - Early Modern Studies

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Queens College

Full/Part Time





Queens College is an urban school with a faculty and student body that reflects the diversity of New York City. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. With a commitment to an increasingly global society, Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. The College’s liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs have earned it high rankings in college guides such as “The Princeton Review America’s Best Value Colleges;” the College’s graduates have won prominence in nearly every field.

The Queens College English Department teaches a wide range of undergraduate courses to over four thousand students, including over six hundred English majors. Its MA program serves over one hundred MS Ed and literature students, and its MFA program in Creative Writing and Translation attracts a select group of students from across the US. The forty full-time faculty teach and publish in both traditional and emerging areas within the profession; recent hires include specialists in composition studies, multilingual education, drama, creative nonfiction, modernist, Latinx, and Caribbean literatures and cultures. Nine English Department faculty also teach in the consortial PhD programs at the CUNY Graduate Center.

In support of the campus mission, strategic plans and values, the English Department seeks to fill one tenure-track Assistant Professor Vacancy in Early Modern Studies. The Department invites applications especially from candidates with interests in the Global Early Modern, Premodern Critical Race Studies, Indigeneity and the Decolonial, Trans Studies, Eco-criticism and Environmental Studies, Disability Studies, Gender and Sexuality.

Also required are a record or clear promise of publication, a record of strong teaching and commitment to teaching a diverse student body, and a demonstrated commitment to departmental and institutional service.

The selected candidate will teach required courses in the English Major as well as undergraduate and graduate courses on Shakespeare and Early Modern drama, literature, and culture, and is also expected to participate in research and perform advising duties in the English department. The selected candidate will also share departmental committee responsibilities and take on other administrative duties if needed.

All candidates with publication and teaching expertise in Early Modern Studies will be considered, and applications will be assessed in relation to career stage.


Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by time of appointment. Also required are: the record or clear promise of publication; the ability to teach successfully, along with a commitment to teaching a diverse student body; and a commitment to departmental and institutional service.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, CV, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

Because diversity is an important part of our mission at Queens College, we ask that applicants include a paragraph in the cover letter reflecting on how diversity, equity and inclusion figure into their teaching, research, and/ or community engagement, whether past, present, or future.

Some candidates may be asked to have a writing sample and reference letters submitted at a later date.

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Open until Filled with review to begin in February 5, 2022


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