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Assistant Professor of English

Employer
Westminster College
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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ENGLISH.  Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA.  The School of Arts & Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of English to begin in the fall of 2022. The successful applicant will be broadly trained in literature and film studies, with special interests in creative and professional writing, including journalism and science writing.  Applicants must demonstrate teaching experience and ability to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.  A commitment to undergraduate teaching and a liberal arts education is essential.

Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The teaching load is six courses (in person) over a two-semester calendar. Responsibilities include: teaching courses in literature, writing, film, and the College’s liberal studies program; pursuing an active research and/or artistic agenda; performing program and learning assessment; and engaging in program and college service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; a brief description of teaching experience and/or teaching philosophy, including a statement describing experience teaching and mentoring students from historically underrepresented populations; and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to Dr. Andrew Ade, Chair of English, Fine Art, and Theatre, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA 16172-0001, or e-mail them to englishsearch@westminster.edu.  Materials should be received no later than January 17, 2022.

Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, enhancing learning through diversity and inclusion. The College is a nationally recognized liberal arts college, known for its collaborative environment, outstanding experiential learning programs, and focus on student success. Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster was founded in 1852 as one of the first college in the country to offer the same degrees to all people, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Westminster has been ranked among the nation’s top schools for “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream” (N.Y. Times), “best value for the money” (College Factual), employment success (Educate to Career Index), graduation rate performance (U.S. News), social mobility (Washington Monthly), women in STEM disciplines (Forbes), service-learning (President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll), and other categories. Around 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from close personal attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors, 10 pre-professional programs and 80 organizations. Westminster’s historic campus is located in New Wilmington, PA, a beautiful rural setting near Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

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