Lecturer/Assistant Professor of English

Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Lecturer/Assistant Professor of English
Humanities and Social Sciences Department

DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA campus


DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond WA, provides exemplary education, and furthers research and innovation in science, engineering, arts, digital media, and interactive computer technologies. Recognized as a leader in game development education and interactive media, DigiPen Institute of Technology is ranked #4 through the Princeton Review. Undergraduate programs are offered in Digital Art and Animation, Computer Science, Game Design, Digital Audio and Music, and Computer Engineering as well as graduate programs in Digital Art and Computer Science. DigiPen Institute of Technology provides students with a solid foundation in game development.


The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking an applicant with expertise in topical areas in the field of English language and literature, the ability to mentor undergraduate student-teams, and pedagogical background to collaborate with the Department Faculty in curriculum development and research.


This is a full-time position offered at the Lecturer/Assistant Professor rank. Candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for appointment at the rank of Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, or higher.


Start date: On or before August1st, 2021


Duties & Responsibilities


Professional and scholarly activities, advising and mentoring students, active participation in program assessment and development, supervising student projects, and university/community service

Lecture and teach in classroom and/or lab settings, with responsibilities commensurate to a full-time teaching load

Mentor student teams in research-based or industry-driven projects

Engage in active collaborative efforts to develop and improve department curriculum in alignment with program outcomes

Participate in teaching-related service roles, including scheduled office hours, archiving of student work, and program assessment activities

Engage in institutional and academic service through the participation in the Faculty Senate, interdepartmental committees, and outreach activities

Engage in active research/professional development via faculty colloquium events, or professional conferences

Maintain a robust scholarly or creative agenda, and work proactively towards fulfilling the same, in close alignment with the institutional vision


Qualifications & Competencies




• A Masters in English or related field, supported by evidence of exemplary academic and/or industry experience

• Interest and ability to teach undergraduate English courses is essential, to include college writing, literature, and special topics

• Ability to provide quality feedback, practical work solutions, and instruction in areas related to their field of expertise

• Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate the fundamentals of writing theory and practice

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Portfolio of published works, published research projects or other body of work related to the position


Preferred qualifications


• A Ph.D. in English

Experience in developing curriculum that is sensitive to U.S. ethnic minorities and other marginalized groups

Ability to teach introductory communications is a plus


Application Procedure:


To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following:

Cover letter of interest

Curriculum vitae

Statement of teaching philosophy

Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Statement of research and scholarly interests, focusing on current research activities and future goals

Statement of the candidate’s views and prior experience with respect to fostering inclusion and diversity in an academic or professional environment

List of 3 professional references with email and telephone contact information included

Diversity, equity, inclusion and academic freedom are priorities of the DigiPen Institute of Technology to endorse equal opportunity employment and attract candidates from diverse backgrounds including race and ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, veteran status, nationality, culture, and religion.

Please visit digipen.edu/jobs and apply through the “Faculty and Adjunct Positions” link.