Assistant Professor of English
- Albright College
- Location details
- Reading, PA
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Composition and rhetoric, Creative writing
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
About Albright College
Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations.
At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity. In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.
The English Department at Albright College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Rhetoric and Writing Studies or in Creative Writing. We especially encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups, especially African-American and Latino-American scholar teachers.
Successful candidates will teach a 3/3 load, with 4 courses per year in first-year writing and up to 2 upper-level writing courses. Successful candidates will play an active role in mentoring Albright students, will engage in institutionally funded scholarly research, and will contribute to academic service.
Roughly one half of incoming first-year students identify as Latino and/or African-American, and about one half are first-generation students. We in the Albright College English department are deeply committed to recruiting faculty who reflect the diversity of the Albright College student body.
Albright College is a small liberal-arts college that offers a challenging curriculum to a very diverse student body. The College is located in Reading, PA, a small multicultural city in eastern Pennsylvania. The College is consistently named as a top performer in social mobility and in return on investment.
- PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field; or, an MFA in Creative Writing
- Deep understanding of the Latino and/or African-American student experience
- Demonstrated commitment to enhancing equity and inclusion, sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and marginalized groups, and ability to work with students holding a range of worldviews
- Understanding of critical race theory, anti-racist pedagogy, or cultural rhetorics
- Evidence of positive contributions to team projects and working environments
For best consideration, candidates should submit the following materials by January 10, 2022:
- Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications
- Curriculum vitae
- A writing sample consisting of published research or creative writing
- A one to two paragraph statement that explains your understanding and experience of the Latino-American and/or African-American student and how you can support Albright College’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement (https://www.albright.edu/about-albright/albright-college-core-values-mission-and-vision).
For further information, contact the Chair of the English Department, Dr. Lawrence Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Reading, Pa.
Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.