Assistant Professor of English

Lycoming College seeks a Full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in English with a focus on First-Year Writing to start in August 2024. The annual 3-3 load includes four sections of first-year composition with options for teaching honors composition and composition for international students. The remaining two course sections will be crafted around the professor's expertise. Potential areas of departmental interest include Latinx/Chicanx/Hispanic-heritage, Black, or Indigenous rhetorics and literatures, digital humanities, disability studies, and rhetorics of science.

About Lycoming College: Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. 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 1,100 active learners, including 35 percent international and domestic students of color, representing 39 states, territories, and countries. The College’s 2021 Strategic Plan recognizes that it must achieve greater diversity among the faculty and staff to remain one of the very best national liberal arts colleges. It also accepts the premise that realizing the College’s promise of excellence will require a determined commitment to embed diversity, equity and inclusion even more deeply into the institution’s core institutional values. Lycoming is ranked by The Princeton Review as one of The 389 Best Colleges. Students compete in 19 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 College’s strong endowment-per-student ratio and broader fiscal acumen provide the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education.  

Applicants must possess an appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or English with significant experience in Composition/Rhetoric) by August 2024.

A successful candidate will be prepared to develop a composition class model meant to support inclusive learning opportunities and classroom environments in a small liberal-arts setting. Candidates should be interested in mentoring and collaborating with a diverse student population in keeping with the College mission to foster informed and productive lives. Additionally, a successful candidate will be prepared to support Lycoming College’s Humanities Research Center, which fosters diversity in the humanities, experiential learning opportunities, digital humanities, and interdisciplinary humanistic inquiry. Teaching, publication, and service to the college are necessary for tenure.

Application Details:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy.

Upon request, applicants will be asked to submit a teaching portfolio that demonstrates evidence of successful teaching, a writing sample (10-20 pages), unofficial graduate transcripts, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:, referencing the applicant’s name and position applied for in the subject line.

Initial interviews will be conducted virtually, and finalists will also be brought to campus. Applications received by November 15, 2023, will be given full consideration.

About the Lycoming College English Department:

The English Department at Lycoming College currently consists of seven full-time faculty members, all of whom have published extensively. It sponsors both scholarly and student-run journals, as well as a vibrant reading series. Faculty in the English Department work closely with students, helping them to hone their skills and affording them opportunities to present their work in both academic and public settings. More specifically, the Composition program in the English department seeks to introduce students to the critical reading and writing skills necessary to succeed in their undergraduate careers and beyond. The English Department is also fundamentally involved with Lycoming College’s Humanities Research Center, engaging with the digital humanities to forge connections within the College and throughout the wider community.

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


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