Full-Time Tenure Track Assistant Professor- Institute of Core Studies

Full-Time Tenure Track Assistant Professor- Institute of Core Studies


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Full-Time Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Institute of Core Studies

The Institution

St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information

The First Year Writing Program within the Institute for Core Studies is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor position teaching first-year composition to a diverse undergraduate population. All St. John's University students are required to take English Composition, and the First-Year Writing program is responsible for designing and teaching the curriculum for this course. All faculty design their own courses, which are connected by a shared set of learning objectives. Our faculty meet with students for one-on-one conferences periodically throughout the semester. The candidate will join a program committed to portfolio-based assessment, multimodal composition, and inclusive pedagogical practices.


The position entails teaching three First Year Writing courses per semester, in addition to a rigorous schedule of individual conferences with students. An active research agenda and service to the University are expected.


The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field by the time of appointment; although MFAs with experience teaching English composition may be considered. All candidates should demonstrate teaching excellence; have a record of publication related to pedagogy, composition, and/or rhetoric; show evidence of ongoing research production; and show a commitment to early college students. Areas of specialization might include cultural rhetorics, ethnographic research, digital writing, Critical Race Theory, queer theory, and/or feminisms.

Application Process

Submit letter of inquiry and CV online by November 10, 2019 via the apply button below. Candidates who are selected for Skype interviews will be required to submit a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education

Job Location
Queens, New York, United States

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To apply, visit https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218599&version=1&source=chronicle

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