Assistant Professor in Literature

The Department of English at Lycoming College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Literature, with a focus on Victorian, Women's and World literatures.  Candidates should also be qualified to teach introductory composition (which comprises one half of the 3-3 load); interest in teaching composition to international students (1 section) would be welcomed.  Teaching, publication, and service to the college are necessary for tenure, and the successful candidate should be interested in mentoring and collaborating with students.  Initial interviews will be conducted virtually, and finalist will also be brought to campus.  Applications received by October 15, 2022 will be given full consideration.  A post-offer pre-employment drug screening will be conducted.

Application Details:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of successful teaching, a writing sample (10 – 20 pages), and unofficial graduate transcripts. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: referencing the applicant’s name and position applied for in the subject line.


Applicants must possess an appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D. in literature) by August 2023.

About the Lycoming College English Department:

The English Department at Lycoming College currently consists of eight full-time faculty members, all of whom have published extensively. It sponsors both an international and student-run journal, as well as a vibrant reading series. The Literature track in the English major seeks to introduce students to the breadth of English literature from Britain to America and around the world. In doing so, it aims to introduce students to works and authors both canonical and previously marginalized. Faculty in the Literature track work closely with students, helping them to hone their critical reading and writing skills, and affording them opportunities to present their work to the wider community.

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. Lycoming is ranked by Forbes as a Top ROI College and by The Princeton Review as one of The 386 Best Colleges. Lycoming College’s strong endowment-per-student and fiscal acumen provide the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education including more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. Our community of scholars collaborates with and mentors our diverse student body of 1,200 active learners, including 37 percent international and domestic students of color, representing 39 states, territories, and countries. Students compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internships, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming is located in Williamsport, PA, a city rich in the arts and ideally situated for outdoor recreation. Williamsport is the site of a world-class healthcare system (UPMC Susquehanna), modern manufacturing, federal offices and county seat, energy and natural gas resources, and home to and the birthplace of the Little League World Series. Learn more at

 Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.

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