Assistant Professor - English/Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK)

Job ID: 25275 - Assistant Professor - English/Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) 



The Department of English at Queens College invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in English with a specialization in Writing Studies. The selected candidate is expected to participate in research, perform advising duties in the SEEK program, and show potential for faculty leadership, curriculum development, and mentorship of SEEK students. 

We are especially interested in applications from scholars with research and teaching interests in multilingualism, translingual, cultural rhetoric's (especially Black and indigenous rhetoric's), and/or global Englishes, as well as a commitment to teaching students from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Preferred secondary interests include writing pedagogy, literacy, diasporic and global literatures, and creative writing. Completed PhD in Composition/Rhetoric or in a related field with a demonstration of a comparable commitment to the teaching of college writing is required by time of employment. 

The candidate will teach most of their course load in the SEEK program. The Percy E. Sutton Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) Program of Queens College was signed into law in 1966 by the New York State legislature as the higher education opportunity program for senior colleges in CUNY. SEEK provides access and opportunity to college for equity-deserving students whose high schools may not have prepared them for the rigors of college, but who demonstrate great academic promise and potential to succeed. With a population of over 1,000 students, QC SEEK is the largest and most diverse cohort-based program on campus, and one of two largest programs in CUNY. SEEK Students receive holistic support from admission to graduation, from a dedicated team of professionals. This model allows students to meet and often exceed the academic performance and retention numbers of their campus peers. 


Queens College is an urban school with a faculty and student body that reflects the diversity of New York City. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. 

CUNY requires that applicants apply online. Upload a cover letter describing related qualifications, including a paragraph detailing their experience teaching equity deserving students, CV, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages at Selected candidates will be invited to submit three letters of recommendation. 

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