Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary:  The Department of English at Gettysburg College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in post-1900 global Anglophone literature, with preferred specialization in the literature of Africa, South Asia, and/or the Caribbean, beginning August 2021. Candidates will be expected to teach six courses in the 2021-2022 year, which will include courses in their specialty and first-year writing.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English or comparable field by time of appointment is preferred.  The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda, be committed to the teaching of undergraduates, and contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and/or community.

Application Details:  Please visit our website ( to electronically submit your cover letter addressed to Professor McKinley Melton, Search Committee Chair, curriculum vitae, and writing sample.  In addition, applicants should submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. At least one letter should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness. ​

For full consideration, applications should be received by January 11, 2021.  Inquiries can be addressed to Professor McKinley Melton at

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy.


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