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[C14-069] - English: Assistant Professor Of Victorian Literature

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Dr/ Stephen Cohen
Phone: (860) 832-2795

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University’s English Department seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor specialist in Victorian literature. Responsibilities include teaching graduate (MA-level) and undergraduate courses in field of specialization, as well as literature survey courses and freshman composition. Additional responsibilities include publication, student advising, and other service to the department and university. Desired secondary specializations include contemporary British literature, contemporary Anglophone literature, cinema studies, and digital humanities. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in English Literature or related field (ABD considered and would be filled at the rank of Instructor);
  • College-level teaching experience;
  • Evidence of scholarship in the field; and,
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities.


Preferred Qualification:  

  • Secondary specialization in one or more of the following: contemporary British literature, contemporary Anglophone literature, cinema studies, and digital humanities.


The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at


The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.


Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 17, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and submit the following:


  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for the position;
  • Current curriculum vitae including the names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers;
  • Unofficial transcripts;
  • Sample syllabus for literature course;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including experience with and commitment to working with diverse populations; and,
  • Academic writing sample.
  • ABD candidates: Include a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Stephen Cohen at


No hard or emailed copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.


For more information contact Stephen Cohen at (860) 832-2795 or