Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer in English Literature

Job Announcement – Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer in English Literature

The Department of Communication and Media in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a full-time lecturer in English Literature beginning in Fall 2023. The Department of Communication and Media offers competitive programs for students seeking rigorous interdisciplinary degrees in communications, media, and design that enable them to skillfully employ various new and emerging communication technologies. For more information about the department, please visit

The successful candidate must hold an M.F.A., Ph.D., or foreign degree equivalent at the time of appointment and have successful teaching experience at the collegiate level. A minimum of three years of professional experience is preferred.

We seek candidates with expertise in any period or genre, but particularly desirable areas are Modern and Contemporary American Literature, Literature and Film, World Literature, Science Fiction, and diversity and equity.

To apply, please use this link ( to create a brief online profile and contact information for three (3) referees.  When prompted, please select the Communication and Media Department, and be ready to upload the following materials: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level; (4) a diversity statement.

We welcome candidates who bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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