Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 075733 Job Title Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor Location Main Campus Pay Range 55,000 FLSA Status Exempt Hours Job Type FT Academic Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Department of African American Studies seeks a Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, beginning fall 2021, to teach expository writing and literature classes for the 2021-2022 academic year. The teaching requirement is four courses per semester, all of which must be taught in person on Syracuse University’s main campus. Courses for Fall 2021 include two or three sections of AAS 138: Writing about Black Culture and one section of AAS 231: African American Literature to 1900. Spring 2022 courses include two or three sections of AAS 138: Writing about Black Culture and one or two African American literature electives.

The successful candidate will be prepared to provide undergraduate instruction aimed at improving writing skills, strengthening critical analysis of cultural and social issues among people of African descent in the United States, and introducing students to literary works in early African American history.


A doctorate is preferred; ABD is acceptable.

Preparation includes a combination of training, research, and teaching in Black Studies, relevant humanities fields, and/or college writing.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

Fall 2021

  • Teach
    (1). Two or three sections of AAS 138: Writing About Black Culture.
    (2). One section of AAS 231: AAS 231: African American Literature to 1900.

Spring 2022

  • Teach
    (1). Two or three sections of AAS 138: Writing about Black Culture and
    (2). One or two African American literature electives
  • Develop and/or update a class syllabus.
  • Order the appropriate books and materials in advance of the class start date.
  • Prepare lectures, projects or other student assignments.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours.
  • Presenting instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.
  • Meet all designated class periods. If you are unable to meet your class due to illness for emergency, you should exercise your
    best effort to reschedule the class or obtain a substitute.
    *Work with the academic unit to maintain student learning outcomes.
  • Submit completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to the University regulations.
  • Grade student assignments and exams in a timely manner.
  • Provide department sanctioned forms for completed student evaluations.
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Quick Link Job Posting Date 06/03/2021 Application Deadline 06/30/2021 Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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