The Margaret Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian StudiesThe Armstrong Browning Library is seeking an established Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, or Victorian Studies scholar, with substantial article and book publication in one or more of the aforementioned fields, to hold the position of The Margaret Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies. The Chair holder will conduct research in the Armstrong Browning Library collections during the majority of the appointment and, through teaching and representation, enhance the international scholarly profile of the Library, a world center for Browning and related Victorian scholarship. The length of appointment and teaching responsibilities are flexible and negotiable with the Dean of University Libraries and with the Baylor English Department. Typical appointments are for one year with one course taught during one semester. Further duties may include grantsmanship, public presentations before scholars and prospective donors, and hosting scholarly meetings concerned with the Brownings or Victorian culture. A comprehensive compensation package will include a competitive salary, medical/dental, tuition remission, and retirement.
Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor University is the oldest university in Texas and the world's largest Baptist University. Baylor's mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Baylor 2012. Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration applications should be completed by 31 March 2013.
The position requires that a letter of application (including the preferred dates of appointment and a 2-page research proposal emphasizing the relationship of the Armstrong Browning Library collections to the proposed project), a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation be sent to Rita S. Patteson; Director, Armstrong Browning Library; Brown Chair Selection Committee; Baylor University; One Bear Place #97152; Waco, TX 76798-7152.
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