Assistant Professor - English

The Department of English at Lehman College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Composition beginning Fall 2024 to serve as Director of Composition. The Director of Composition position oversees a large first-year writing program within the university’s General Education Program. The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting part-time and full-time composition instructors, providing professional development, collaborating with academic departments and literacy initiatives across campus, and representing and advocating for the program within the college and the university at large. The successful candidate will have experience and scholarly interest in writing program administration, including curriculum development and assessment. In addition to the responsibilities of the Director of Composition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course per academic year.

The Director of Composition will be a full-time member of the English department. The Lehman College English Department is a vibrant department of readers, writers, scholars, critics, editors, digital humanists, and engaged community members. As part of a Hispanic Serving Institution situated among the rich cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity of The Bronx and surrounding areas, the English department engages with literatures and cultural material past and present, local and global. Through innovative teaching and inventive scholarship, we practice critical analysis, creative expression, and skills for understanding and contributing to a wide range of communities. Each of our three tracks for the major -- Literature, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing -- prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary for the many professions available to English majors.

The Department of English is housed in the School of Arts and Humanities at Lehman College. Lehman College is a senior college in the City University of New York system that prides itself on its commitment to public urban higher education. Located in the Bronx, the College serves its diverse student body of more than 14,000 students by providing a liberal arts education that prepares them for employment, graduate study, and the professions. The college is a Hispanic-serving institution. In 2018, Lehman College was ranked 3rd in the U.S. among four-year public institutions for economic mobility for students, and 1st in the U.S. among Hispanic-serving institutions with high extended upward income mobility rates.


PhD in English, Composition, or other related discipline, as well as ability in the following areas:

  • Teaching students of diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, and educational backgrounds
  • Active, student-centered pedagogy
  • Student mentoring experience
  • Use of technology to support teaching and learning


Salary ranges from $82,928 to $90,375 and is commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension, and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Open until filled with review of applications to begin in March 2024.


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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