US Job Opportunity – Literature and the Mind

Position Title:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Cognitive Literary Studies


University of California Santa Barbara

Job Description:

We invite applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in cognitive literary studies and/or neuroaesthetics who specializes in any period of British or American literature. The ideal candidate would be able to teach a range of courses that focus on intersections between literary-cultural studies and mind studies and would contribute to the departmental specialization in Literature and the Mind.

We seek a colleague who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Please visit the UCSB English website for further information about the department’s centers and programs (

Position is effective from July 1, 2016. Ph.D. expected at the time of appointment. To ensure full consideration, complete the online application process by October 30, 2015. Please submit your letter of application, CV, writing sample (25pp or less), and at least 3 letters of recommendation to: (link is external).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Deadline:

Friday, October 30, 2015