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Lecturer, American Literature

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 28, 2022

Position Title:

Lecturer of English, American Literature

Department/ School:

English Department, School of Liberal Arts

Job Summary:

The English Department at Marist College invites applications for a Lecturer of English with a specialty in American literature to begin in August 2023. The successful candidate will teach survey courses focused on 18th and 19th American literature and advanced courses in American literature based on the candidate’s expertise. Depending on teaching and research interests, candidates will be able to contribute to our interdisciplinary programs in American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Successful candidates will teach First Year Seminar courses on a regular basis, and our Writing for College course. Candidates with an expertise or interest in high-impact practices or service-learning pedagogy are especially welcome. A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in English or American Studies (with a literature focus). Teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level is required.

Essential Functions:

The teaching load will be 4-4 with a mix of introductory and advanced courses. Lecturers need to be active in their professional field, and participate regularly in service activities for our students, Marist College, and the community.

Preferred Qualifications:

See Above

Required Application Documents:

Cover letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

About the Department and 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, in midtown Manhattan, 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 is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North, 2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#7 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. Pending accreditation approval, the College plans to open the Marist Health Quest School of Medicine in 2022.

Type of Position:

Full-Time Faculty



Months per Year:

9 months

Work Schedule:

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


Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Number of Positions 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: November 28, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: December 03, 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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