Assistant Professor - English & Humanities (2 positions)

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Farmingdale State College - Assistant Professor - English & Humanities (2 positions)

Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential learning, the college delivers rigorous programs that equip graduates with the academic foundation and skills sought by both emerging industries and graduate institutions. FSC offers 37 undergraduate degrees and a Master's in Technology Management through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Known as a pioneer in the alternative energy field, the college also boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program. FSC's strong culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning has led to reciprocal partnerships throughout the Long Island region.

Farmingdale State College is among the nation's fastest growing colleges. Its programs regularly earn regional and national recognition as well as honors for both quality and value. Consistently ranked as a leader in return on investment and affordability, FSC is known as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.

The Department of English and Humanities invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of Fall 2020. We are seeking two candidates who will teach courses and bring expertise in composition, and whose scholarship complements our department profile. Experience teaching freshman writing courses is required and experience teaching technical writing is preferred. Excellence in teaching will be emphasized in the selection process. In addition, the successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of scholarship in rhetoric or composition, a demonstrated commitment to service, and a collaborative spirit. The responsibilities of each position will include a 4/4 teaching load, academic contributions to the candidate's field, and departmental and college-wide service. Please note the specific qualifications for candidacy listed below.

All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and high level of competence in teaching. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentation, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College. The service component of the workload includes student advisement as well as active participation on departmental, school and college-wide committees. The faculty member may be expected to teach in multiple formats including hybrid, online and traditional face-to-face classes.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.


  • A PhD in English or Rhetoric and Composition from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two or more years of experience teaching freshman writing courses
  • Evidence of scholarship in rhetoric or composition
  • Commitment to departmental and college-wide service


  • Three or more years of experience teaching college courses
  • Experience teaching college-level technical writing courses
  • Service in a writing center
  • At least one refereed publication

This is a full-time, 10 month faculty position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and ending Monday, October 14, 2019, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
  • Salary: $65,000/year, may increase commensurate with experience
  • ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 1, 2020

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.


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Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

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To apply, submit a letter of application (that includes a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology), c.v., copies of teaching evaluations, unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded or currently in process), and a writing sample. Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Candidates invited for interviews may be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.






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