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Assistant Professor of English, Professional Writing

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2022

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of English, Professional Writing


English/School of Liberal Arts

Job Summary:

The Department of English in the School of Liberal Arts at Marist College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in Professional Writing to begin in August 2023. Candidates should be able to teach undergraduate writing courses at all levels, including Writing for College; Grammar, Style, and Editing; Writing as a Discipline; as well as upper-level writing workshops in the candidate’s area of expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates who can develop and offer courses in Professional Writing, Technical Writing, Grant Writing, and related topics. Candidates with expertise or an interest in teaching courses with service learning and civic writing pedagogy are especially welcome to apply. Successful candidates also will be able to teach First Year Seminars and other courses that contribute to our interdisciplinary minors in the School of Liberal Arts.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or a related field is required. Teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness is required.

Essential Functions:

The teaching load will be 4-3 but faculty who achieve and maintain an outstanding record of scholarship maybe eligible for a 3-3 teaching load. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, faculty participate regularly in service activities for our students, Marist College, and the community.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or a related field is required. Teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness is required.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & 3 Professional References

In their cover letter, we ask that candidates address their approaches to leading interdisciplinary conversations about writing and their experiences with working with under-represented students or communities, as we seek to promote inclusion, diversity, and equity in our department.

About the Department/School:

The School of Liberal Arts includes 50 full-time faculty and over 75 part-time faculty. The School of Liberal Arts includes departments in English, history, modern languages, philosophy & religious studies, and political science, and many interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. In addition, the ABA approved Paralegal Studies Program and the Pre-Law Program are part of the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Liberal Arts also houses the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, the Hudson River Valley Institute, the Weiss Language Center, the Writing Center, and the Marist Theatre Program.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:



Faculty (Full-Time)

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities and other activities as needed.

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

Number of Position Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

Advertised: September 21, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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