Assistant Professor - English (Literature)

SUNY Cortland
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, American Studies, English & Literature, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Budget Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (10 MONTHS) Campus Title Assistant Professor - English (Literature) School/Division Academic Affairs, Division of Department English Faculty Sub-Type FT Faculty Salary Level A5 Salary Range Upper $50's Position Effort Full-Time If Part-Time, enter FTE: Is this a temporary position? No If Temporary, enter End Date: Position Summary
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 department clubs. Major Responsibilities
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.

Demonstrate a commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice,
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 chair.
  • Works closely with the department chair and faculty and staff within the department.
  • Additional working relationships with faculty and staff in other college departments.
Required Qualifications
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 Preferred Qualifications
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. EEO Statement
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. Job Close Date
Posting Number F21045 Review Start Date 10/29/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
For consideration please submit application with the following attachments:
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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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
  4. Other - See Special Instructions to Applicants
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