Assistant Professor of English

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Assistant Professor of English

Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the English Department, specializing in African-American/Multiethnic American literature, to start August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will teach African-American literature (ENG 392), pre- and/or post-Civil War surveys of American Literature, and general education courses, as well as contribute to a growing Africana Studies program.  Interest in and ability to teach literature in one or more of the following areas is also desirable: literature of the Africana diaspora, Latinx literature, or queer literature. The  4-4 course load will typically include two sections of first-year composition every semester.  Development of graduate courses in the applicant’s field for students seeking secondary education certification is possible. Candidates must have or be near completion of a Ph.D. by August 2022.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background,  perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.  At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation. 

Application Information:

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and contact information for three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page:

Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link:

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link:

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 31, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  References will be solicited to submit letters for candidates before the on-campus interview.

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.


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