ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (10 MONTHS)
Assistant Professor - English (Literature)
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SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to
promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an
equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical
to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the
College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding
teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department
and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring
to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine
presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the
Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus
Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education,
Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.
One of the largest departments on the SUNY Cortland campus, the
English Department is composed of approximately forty faculty
across four programs, Literature, Professional Writing, Adolescence
Education in English, and Composition with eight of these faculty
teaching in the literature program. The department offers three
majors: English, Professional Writing, and Adolescence Education in
English and serves approximately 200 majors and minors and 20
graduate students in addition to supporting students in other
education programs. With small class sizes, our faculty get to know
our students well, with additional opportunities to work with
students outside the classroom through research or through our
Teaching courses in English studies including introductory,
advanced, and graduate level courses as well as the Early British
Literature Survey and Shakespeare. Typical teaching load is three
courses each fall and spring semesters.
Maintain an active scholarly
program in Early Modern studies.
Participate in department and college-wide
committees and other forms of service.
JOB REQUIREMENTS :
Demonstrate a commitment to equity, inclusion, and social
Demonstrate a passion for teaching and mentoring students from
diverse backgrounds and with differing skill levels.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
- Works under the direct supervision of the department
- Works closely with the department chair and faculty and staff
within the department.
- Additional working relationships with faculty and staff in
other college departments.
Ph. D. by the time of appointment with
specialization in Early Modern British Literature with a particular
focus on Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama
Record of teaching excellence
Evidence of scholarly potential
Additional expertise in (but not limited to) one or more of the
following: global, postcolonial, and diasporic approaches, race,
disability studies, or gender and sexuality studies.
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with
Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The University actively
seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a
disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would
enrich the diversity of the University.
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Special Instructions to Applicant
For consideration please submit application with the following
1) Cover letter (letter of application), that should include
statements of teaching and research interests,
2) Curriculum vitae (cv),
3) Contact information (including address, phone and email) for at
least three professional references.
4) For the required document type that is labeled, “Other – See
Special Instructions,” please attach a two-page dissertation
description or précis.
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include the degree program.
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- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
- Other - See Special Instructions to Applicants