The English Department at Siena College is accepting
applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor
to teach ENGL 101: Introduction to Literature and WRIT 100:
Rhetoric and Writing. The position begins fall 2021.
ENGL 101: Introduction to Literature. This
course offers students practice in critical thinking, reading,
responding to, and analyzing a wide variety of literature. Because
the course is writing-intensive, students will gain experience in
writing and revising critical essays about literature. Readings
will include literature from diverse classic and contemporary
authors, as well as various literary genres.
WRIT 100: Rhetoric and Writing. Introducing
students to basic rhetorical theories and concepts, this course is
designed to help students to write effectively for the college
academic community, which involves demonstrating critical reading,
thinking, researching, and writing skills. The purpose of this
course is to help students become familiar with the dominant
conventions and expectations of academic argumentation and to
assist them in writing persuasive academic prose.
For further information about the Department of English, please
visit our website at https://www.siena.edu/departments/english/
Requirements: A terminal degree in English
or Rhetoric & Composition (Ph.D.) or Creative Writing (M.F.A.)
must be completed by 9/1/21. The successful candidate will have
prior college-level teaching experience and exhibit a commitment to
undergraduate liberal arts education. A background screening will
Additional Information: Siena College is
committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse
faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities,
persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from
under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to
the diversification of ideas and perspectives.
Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender
identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please send a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching
philosophy, and contact information for three (3) references to
One of these references must be able to address the candidate’s
The application deadline is June 30, 2021.
Application reviews will begin promptly thereafter.