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Visiting Assistant Professor of English - One Year Appointment 2019-2020

Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Visiting Assistant Professor of English  One Year Appointment 2019-2020

Position Summary:  The Department of English at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, beginning August 2019. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to composition and rhetoric studies, and will participate in course and program development, especially in digital and multimodal writing, writing in new media, and other digital pedagogical approaches.  We welcome interests in areas such as but not limited to: critical race, gender, sexuality and/or disability studies; ethnic and/or transnational rhetorics; literary editing and publishing; longform journalism; public writing; radio, screen, and television writing; and social justice rhetoric/writing. The teaching load will be three courses each semester and includes first-year writing as well as courses in the candidate’s specialty.

Qualifications:     A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field by time of appointment is preferred.  The successful candidate will be committed to the teaching of undergraduates, have a promising research agenda, and contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and/or community.

Application Details:  Please visit our website to submit your application: including a cover letter addressed to Professor Christopher Fee, Search Committee Chair, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and the current email addresses (or Interfolio address) for three professional references. Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically.   At least one letter should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness. ​

For full consideration, applications should be received by Nov. 6, 2018.  Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Christopher Fee at

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy.  Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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