Assistant Teaching Professor of English, Theatre, and Humanities

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Assistant Teaching Professor of English, Theatre, and Humanities

Penn State Harrisburg's School of Humanities invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of English, Theatre, and Humanities. This is a full-time, 36-week, limited term (single year), non-tenure line appointment starting Fall of 2022 with excellent possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will combine a strong background in English literature, especially Shakespeare, theatre, and humanities. Specific job responsibilities include teaching courses such as ENGL 444: Shakespeare, HUM 100N: Foundations in the Humanities, and HUM 200N Explorations in the Humanities. Other courses are possible in the school's Bachelor of Humanities degree in English, B.A. in Humanities, and Theatre minor, as well as general education courses in arts and humanities, based on the instructor's background and interests. The standard teaching load for the position is four courses in the fall semester, and four courses in the spring semester.

A Ph.D. in English literature or theatre (or a related discipline) and experience in teaching higher education courses is required. ABDs may apply, but they must have their terminal degree completed by July 30, 2022.

Preferred candidates will have a record of teaching Shakespeare, theatre, and humanities in higher education, as well as the ability to teach these subjects in multicultural contexts to students of diverse backgrounds. Preferred candidates will also have a record of scholarship engaged with their teaching of Shakespeare, theatre, and humanities.

For more information about the school of humanities, visit our website at https://harrisburg.psu.edu/humanities

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three employment references. As well as addressing broadly the candidate's interests and record of teaching and scholarship, the cover letter should address how the candidate's teaching and mentoring of students reflect a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-Harrisburg/Assistant-Teaching-Professor-of-English--Theatre--and-Humanities_REQ_0000022751-1

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.





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