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Assistant Professor of English

Siena College
New York, United States
Posted date
Oct 30, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Siena College Job Posting: Assistant Professor of English

The English Department at Siena College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor working at the intersection of literary studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Candidates whose research focuses on feminist and queer theory, sexual diversity and social justice, and/or race and ethnicity are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include a teaching load of both introductory and advanced courses: Introduction to Literature, Women in Literature, Sexuality in Literature, Poetry, Drama, and other upper-level courses in the candidate’s field. Opportunities to teach Honors seminars and to develop innovative courses will also be available. Student advisement, mentoring, and other service to the department and college will also be expected. For more information about Siena College and the English Department, please visit our website:

The position begins fall 2018, and a Ph.D. in English must be completed prior to 9/1/18. Successful candidates must have prior college-level teaching experience, demonstrate scholarly achievement, and exhibit a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. In keeping with the College Mission, preference will be given to applicants who can assist in actively promoting diversity through electives, Franciscan Concern courses, and other activities. A background screening will be required.

For questions or further information, please contact Stephanie White, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211, (518) 782-6784,

Siena College is a co-educational, independent, liberal arts college in the Franciscan and Catholic tradition, located in a suburban area two miles north of Albany, New York’s capital city.  Albany is also centrally located and roughly three hours from New York City, Boston and Montreal.

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting and retaining a diverse faculty.  We actively encourage applications from individuals who will make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send letter of application, CV, article-length sample of scholarship, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.  One of these letters must address the candidate’s teaching. The application deadline is December 1, 2017. Application reviews will begin promptly thereafter.


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