Assistant/Associate Professor, English

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Assistant/Associate Professor, English

Job Summary:

The English Department of Muhlenberg College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor with a Ph.D in Literature/Language/Rhetoric to begin August 2020. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D by this date. The department seeks applicants who are committed to Writing Across the Curriculum, and combined with a 2/2 annual teaching load, will administer a well-established and nationally-recognized Writing Program, Writing Center (with a full-time salaried assistant) and First Year Seminar Program. The candidate will direct faculty workshops on writing and writing pedagogy and also train twenty tutors per year as part of an in-load Writing Theory course. The literary field of specialty is open. It may include but is not limited to the rhetoric of different kinds of writing, narrative fiction and theory, Postcolonial and Global literatures, non-traditional or non-canonical fields, or interdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of Literature and Writing. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to professional activity in both Writing Theory and Literary Studies.

Interested candidates should upload their complete applications as a single PDF file to our Workday application portal. A complete application will include: (1) a cover letter describing their teaching and research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) sample teaching materials, (4) graduate transcripts, (5) contact information for three recommenders, and (6) a separate statement describing how the candidate will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences in our department as well as contribute to the College’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community.

In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2019.

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at:

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is an independent, coeducational residential college of liberal arts and sciences located in eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Allentown is a diverse city of 120,000, and along with Bethlehem and Easton, anchors the third-largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania.  The region is home to a vibrant arts scene, a nationally unique parks system, and a rich blend of cuisine and diverse restaurants. In addition, Allentown is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. 


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