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News & Notes Archives

October 9, 2013

It's advising time!

Major advising starts on October 16th! You can check here to see a list of what's being offered and where it fits into your major.

September 13, 2013

Job Opening: Assistant Professor—Digital Humanities/Rhetoric and Composition, Fall 2014

Assistant Professor—Digital Humanities/Rhetoric and Composition, Fall 2014

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County seeks a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Digital Humanities/Rhetoric and Composition to begin in the English Department in Fall 2014. The successful candidate should have a promising publishing agenda, proven excellence in the classroom, and Ph.D. in hand by August 2014.

The English Department desires a colleague whose research and pedagogy speak to the areas of Rhetoric and Composition, as well as the Digital Humanities, broadly conceived. Areas of specialty might include, but are by no means limited to, digital diversity, data/text mining, digital rhetorics and new media production. The successful candidate will be invited to contribute to department initiatives, including the new Master’s program in Texts, Technologies and Literature and the continued development of our dynamic, innovative first-year composition program. The English Department offers undergraduate tracks in both Communication & Technology (CT) and Literature, as well as a Master’s program in Texts, Technologies and Literature. The teaching load is currently 2/3, and every junior faculty member is entitled to 2 course releases, usually following contract renewal. Additional opportunities for reduced teaching loads exist. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the track requirements in CT and, in keeping with a departmental commitment to a diverse curriculum, also develop new courses.

Ranked #1 in the U.S. News and World Report's list of "national up-and-coming" universities for four years running (2009-2012), UMBC is a dynamic public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The campus, with almost 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, reflects the wealth of ethnic and cultural diversity in the region. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.

Please send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Professor Jody Shipka, English Department, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250. Application materials should be postmarked no later than October 15. Review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews will be conducted using Skype or phone.

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

March 13, 2013

Advising for Fall 2013

It's advising time! Make sure to make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your course selections for the summer and fall semesters.

Some useful links:

List of courses for the fall semester, showing where they count in your major.

List of course descriptions for topics classes.

List of registration dates.

Finally, don't forget to ask us about the new accelerated BA/MA program in Texts, Technologies and Literature (TTL).

November 14, 2012

Spring 2013 Advisement Guide

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July 17, 2012

Graduation Day 2012

Congratulations to all our 2012 English graduates! Following the ceremony, we had a great time celebrating with graduates and their families at the Department Reception.

New M.A. Courses

The Department is pleased to announce that the Graduate Council has approved several new courses at the Master's level for possible offer in 2012-13. Click here for a complete listing of our graduate courses.

September 8, 2011

Seth Sawyers writes on coming to UMBC

Our own Seth Sawyers has published an essay in The Morning News, in which he describes his first year as a student at UMBC. The essay is part of his book in progress.

Essay in The Morning News

August 24, 2011

It's Graduation Day!

Congratulations to all our 2011 English graduates! Following the ceremony, we had a great time celebrating with graduates and their families at the Department Reception. Below: English Chair Jessica Berman with Jonathan Lehtonen and Michelle Birky; Mike Fallon and Patricia Back in the background.

Photo credit: Michelle Birky

August 18, 2011

Piotr Gwiazda receives Translation Grants

Faculty Member Piotr Gwiazda has been awarded a 2010 PEN American Center Translation Fund grant. The PEN American Center's goal is "to support the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry or drama that have not previously appeared in English or have appeared only in an egregiously flawed translation." Gwiazda will use the grant to translate Kopenhaga, a book of prose poems by Polish writer and artist Grzegorz Wróblewski.

Gwiazda has also been awarded a summer faculty fellowship by UMBC's Dresher Center for the Humanities to begin work on this project.

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