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Assistant Professor of English in Comics Studies

Job no: 520601
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: English, Instruction
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: English
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
November 15, 2017

Required Application Materials
Candidates are asked to apply on line at by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and contact information for three referees by November 15, 2017. Please do not have letters of recommendation sent to Academic Jobs Online; we will request letters of recommendation at a later date. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. Application materials received after November 15, 2017 will not be considered.

Position Announcement
The Department of English at the University of Oregon invites scholars of Comics Studies to apply for the position of assistant professor to begin in Fall 2018.

We conceive Comics Studies as an interdisciplinary field addressing a historical range of forms, including the long tradition of graphic satire and caricature, editorial and panel cartoons, newspaper strips, comic books, graphic novels, and digital comics. We are especially interested in comics scholars whose work intersects with one or more of the following existing areas of strength within our department: Disability Studies; Environmental Literary Studies, Ecocriticism, and Environmental Justice; Gender/Queer/Trans Theory; Race/Ethnicity Studies; and Digital Humanities. Competitive applicants will demonstrate potential for outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels; candidates' cover letters should also describe ways in which they can contribute to or further foster the experiences of inclusivity, institutional equity, and diversity.
Salary is competitive.

Department or Program Summary
We are an intellectually and culturally diverse department with established commitments to the fields of British, American, and Anglophone literature and media, Environmental Humanities, Queer/Trans and Gender studies, Rhetoric, Disability Studies, Comics Studies, and Folklore. Our department also plays a key role in a robust major in Cinema Studies, and in two new interdisciplinary graduate certificates; New Media and Culture, and Politics, Identity and Culture.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in English or a related field in hand by time of appointment.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two members of the Association of American Universities in the Pacific Northwest and holds a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a city of 157,000 with a range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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