Online Faculty Employment Application

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Position Details
Posting ID: 17048
Position Title: Assistant Professor in 18th-Century British Literature with a Focus on Gender
Category: Tenure-track
Department: Literature
Department URL:
Description: The Department of Literature at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the early assistant professor level in British literature of the long eighteenth century (1660–1830), with a demonstrated focus in gender. The position will begin on July 1, 2025. The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment.

The successful applicant will teach one section of our required first-year writing seminar and three other courses in literature. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to maintain an active, high-quality research program and the highest standards of excellence in teaching.

Given the College’s commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. Moreover, as part of its commitment to The Open Academy, the College values freedom of expression, viewpoint diversity, and constructive dialogue.

Anticipated annual salary range:

$90,000 - $105,000

and Timetable:
Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research statement; a statement of teaching philosophy that includes information about the candidate’s ability to teach, mentor, and inspire students from a wide range of backgrounds; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and a writing sample of approximately 25 pages. The teaching and research statements may be included in the cover letter or provided separately. Applicants must also submit the names and e-mail addresses of three [or more] referees; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter.

Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2024. Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. It is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also include Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. The Claremont Colleges consortium constitutes an academic community of more than 9,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups in higher education.