Teaching Professor of English/Foundations and Transformation - Non-tenure track

The College of Arts and Sciences at Widener University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track teaching professor position to teach courses in the first-year writing program as well as the interdisciplinary first-year seminar (ASC 101 Thinking Through), the gateway course to the university’s Foundations and Transformations general education program required of all incoming students. The course load is 4/4 (12 credit hours per semester). 

Appointment begins in August 2024.


 Faculty members holding this position will be responsible for teaching:

  • introductory writing courses (ENGL 101: English Composition; and ENGL 115-127:
  • Writing About Literature (the foundational course for Widener’s general education curriculum (ASC 101: Thinking Through).


  • a terminal degree in English or a closely related field is preferred. MA degree holders will be considered.
  • two years of experience teaching first-year writing.
  • a commitment to undergraduate education (especially first-year general education courses).
  • a commitment to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.

To apply: Applicants must complete the online application at widener.edu/jobs. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, a first-year writing syllabus, and a first-year writing assignment. Candidates selected for further consideration will be asked to provide letters of recommendation and evidence of teaching excellence. Please ensure that all documents are submitted in either .docx or .pdf file formats

Review of Applications will begin on May 6, 2024 and continue until May 20, 2024. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Only those selected for a preliminary interview will be contacted.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu


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