Lecturer - Medieval English Literature

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The College's indeed.com and glassdoor.com ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Department of English at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a full-time temporary Lecturer in English with a focus on medieval literatures and cultures for the 2021 - 2022 academic year. This is a non-tenure track position with an appointment of one year. We seek a scholar with primary specialization in early British literature. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching courses in British literature from beginnings to early Renaissance, medieval English literature, Chaucer and/or Shakespeare, introductory literature, and composition.

English is one of the larger departments in the college, with 11 full-time professors offering more than 90 different courses in composition, creative and professional writing, literature, linguistics, and critical theory. We have nearly 200 majors in English and about one hundred Elementary Education majors with an English concentration. English majors may pursue a literature or a writing concentration, as well as a dual English / Adolescence Education?English degree. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit https://suny.oneonta.edu/ or https://suny.oneonta.edu/english

Duties include but are not limited to teaching courses in composition, introductory and medieval literatures (specific courses to be determined by the candidate's expertise and departmental needs).


Required qualifications: master's degree in English or a related field with primary specialization in early British literature; prior experience teaching composition.

Preferred: PhD or ABD in English or a related field; expertise in related areas, such as Renaissance, early world literature, and/or linguistics; expertise in women's and/or queer literatures; ability to contribute to existing departmental areas such as rhetoric and composition, professional writing, creative writing, and/or environmental literature.

Additional Information:

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/about-oneonta/employment

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/diversity Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=131533 Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment) and statement of teaching philosophy that includes experience working with diverse populations. The committee also welcomes up to two supplemental documents, such as syllabi, writing samples, or scholarly articles. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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