The Department of English at Lehigh University invites
applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor to teach in our
First-year Writing Program.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or other terminal degree (i.e., an MFA in
writing) in English or related fields (preferably with a
specialization in Composition and Rhetoric), and at least 3-5 years
of experience teaching composition at the college level.
The Teaching Assistant Professorship is a full-time, non-tenure
track position. The position is renewable and promotable based upon
performance and continuing needs of the Department, the College,
and the University. The professor will teach four courses each
semester, consisting of first-year writing (English 1, 2, or 11)
with the possibility of a course release for major service
contributions. All first-year students at Lehigh take at least one
course in composition; class size is typically 19 or below.
To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, statement
of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and
evidence of excellence in teaching (no more than 5 pages) to
The cover letter should include a section on how the candidate
would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment in the
College of Arts & Sciences.
All materials should be received by December 1,
Questions about the position should be directed to Ed Lotto,
email@example.com, chair of the search committee. We are planning to
conduct video interviews with a short list of candidates.
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disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital
status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual
orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the
diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed
to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and
is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through
their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh
University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional
Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic
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and is among institutions of higher education recognized for
excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED
Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to
diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/.
Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and
comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More
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