Assistant Professor of English

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Assistant Professor of English


Penn State Altoona invites applications for the tenure-track appointment of Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in Shakespearean/Renaissance Studies, beginning in fall 2020. Credentials in Chaucer/Medieval Studies are also preferred. The successful candidate will teach upper- and lower-level Shakespeare classes, composition, the early British survey class, and other general education literature courses related to his/her interests. Additional teaching interests are welcome. In addition to Chaucer/Medieval Studies, some of our needs include women's, gender, and sexuality studies; Postcolonial and/or Transnational studies; and specialized composition courses, such as business writing, technical writing, and writing in the social sciences. The position requires a Ph.D. and is at the level of assistant professor or at a rank commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should present a record of evidence and potential effectiveness in teaching, research/creative accomplishment, and service. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, research, student recruitment and retention, and curricular development and assessment. Applicants should upload a letter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including copies of student evaluations); a statement of research interests; transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of an interview); and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should have the letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Laura Rotunno, Search Committee Chair, Penn State Altoona, 3000 Ivyside Dr., Altoona, PA 16601. For additional information about Penn State Altoona and the English program, please visit our web pages at and


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