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Assistant Professor, English (Creative Writing)

Gannon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Not specified
Posted date
May 22, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Gannon University’s College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences invites applications for the nine-month tenure track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of English to begin August 2019.  Updated Requirements:  a Master of Fine Arts with a creative writing specialization or a Ph.D. with a creative writing specialization. Experience teaching first-year writing is essential, and skills in technology are highly desirable. The successful candidate will teach primarily liberal core courses, both in first-year writing and in literature, with additional courses in Creative Writing at the undergraduate level.


Gannon University is a Masters L institution committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-learning student outcomes.  Gannon is committed to excellence in teaching with an emphasis on student learning outcomes. Faculty are expected to engage in scholarly pursuits pertinent to their academic discipline as defined by the Boyer model as well as work collaboratively with colleagues, deliver instruction, advise students, and engage in professional, University, and community service activities. Must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.


Gannon is located in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie and close to businesses, organizations and government agencies that are active partners in helping our students receive a hands-on education. Erie is a major tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options.  Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo are within a two-hour drive. 


Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.  Application Procedure:  Submit a cover letter, C.V., evidence of effective teaching methods, and the contact information for three professional references to  Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled.  The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding his/her terminal degree.  References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicants.  Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information about Gannon, visit

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