Assistant Professor, English Composition & Rhetoric

The Department of Literature and Language at Mercy College (NY) seeks applications for an Assistant Professor with specialization in English Composition and Rhetoric to begin September 2022 on a multiple year track (4-4 teaching load). Primary teaching responsibilities include first-year composition courses, including implementation of best practices in acceleration and co-requisite models. Teaching areas may include upper-level writing courses for the English program’s new concentration in Writing & Rhetoric, depending on the candidate’s qualifications, interests, and experience. A complete application will include a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications; curriculum vitae; a diversity statement; the names and contact information for at least three professional references; and copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the purpose of application). Finalists will be required to submit three current letters of reference. Application deadline: February 13, 2022.
Knowledge of current best practices in composition pedagogy and online writing instruction principles is expected. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in student-centered undergraduate teaching as well as scholarly achievement in composition studies. The ideal candidate will demonstrate evidence of intellectual leadership in first-year writing including curriculum design. The candidate will be encouraged to develop new initiatives around writing across the curriculum to align with the college’s General Education mission. Candidate will also be expected to assist with mentoring of graduate student Teaching Assistants and adjunct faculty.
Mercy College and the Department of Literature and Language seek to provide students with transformational knowledge and skills as we promote an inclusive and diverse culture and climate. We welcome applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education and who are committed to diversity and inclusion in their scholarship and teaching.

Mercy College has made the safety of our students, faculty, staff and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of this commitment, we recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on our campuses are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee, you will be required to comply with the College's vaccination policy.

Mercy College is a dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. Our institution is an independent, coeducational college that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College's efforts in these programs have been recognized over the last several years. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Mercy College, has been honored by being ranked nationally among the top Colleges in the country for Hispanics by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

Mercy College was further recognized by HACU as a national leader in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics in several disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology and Business. Additionally, to support our diverse student body, Mercy College has pursued and been awarded a number of federal grants which enable us to better develop and deliver services to our students. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, Mercy College is proud to be recognized as an institution which helps under-served students to achieve their educational aspirations. Westchester Magazine has also named Mercy College the Best College in Westchester county in 2019 and 2020.The vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region. Enrollment, including full-time and part-time undergraduates and graduates is approximately 10,557; The College offers campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan as well as online offerings.
At Mercy College, we strive to provide employees and their families with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We offer high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts, flexible spending, and much more.

Mercy College is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world.

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