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Visiting Assistant Professor, English

Saint Joseph's University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 10, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Teacher Education, Humanities, English & Literature
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Full Time
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Saint Joseph’s University

Visiting Assistant Professor, English


Position Summary:

The English Department at Saint Joseph’s University is seeking to fill a one-year term appointment for a Visiting Professor of English who will also serve as the Assistant Director of the University’s Writing Center.


The teaching load for this position will be 3/3, with the bulk of the work focused on teaching in the department. One quarter of the work will focus on helping the Director of the Writing Center to manage daily operations during the fall and spring semesters.


For more information about the English Department please visit


Duties and Responsibilities:    

  • Teaching three sections of English courses per semester: these courses are typically first
    year composition and literature courses but may include upper-level courses, depending
    on departmental need.
  • Holding regularly scheduled office hours for students in classes
  • Assisting the Director of the Writing Center with the Writing Center’s operation, especially in the late afternoon and evening during the week


Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Attending departmental pedagogical meetings several times yearly
  • Attending monthly meetings of writing tutors


Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

  • This position requires work during late afternoons and evenings in the Writing Center in addition to teaching classes during the day.


Minimum Requirements:

  • D. in English or in Rhetoric and Composition or an M.F.A. in Creative Writing
  • Experience in teaching both composition and literature survey classes
  • Writing center experience in a university-level writing center


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a writing center administrator
  • Experience in working with ELL learners
  • Experience with online teaching and tutoring


On-line applications only. Please provide a letter of application/interest and resume.  For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit:


Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.



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