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Assistant Professor of English

Mercyhurst University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 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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The Department of English at Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in of multi-ethnic and multicultural literatures, specific area of specialization open.  The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels. Candidates should have at least three years of successful teaching experience and should be dedicated to teaching undergraduates in our liberal arts core, major, and minor courses.  Standard contracts at the university run 9 months (August 15-May 15) with 12-credit hours per semester load. Additional responsibilities include student advising, participation in active recruitment, and active university/community engagement.


A Ph.D. is required. Exceptional ABD candidates with a documented plan of completion date prior to start date will be considered.


Application Process

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (initial submissions may be unofficial copies), three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please send to:

Mercyhurst University

Human Resources

ATTN: Assistant Professor of English


Mercyhurst University is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy. It is located in northwestern Pennsylvania along Lake Erie. A Mercyhurst education, inspired by the works and vision of the Sisters of Mercy, aims at engaging students for life and at creating leaders in justice and service. Today Mercyhurst University is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students seeking academic excellence, professional expertise, an environment of inclusiveness, and high expectations for growth and development of the whole person. As an equal opportunity employer Mercyhurst University seeks candidates who are committed to the principles of diversity and our Mission.

Mercyhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply.

Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States.

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