Teaching Faculty Positions—English

The Department of English at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for full-time teaching-faculty positions (non-tenure-track). The start date for these positions is August 2024.   


Duties include teaching introductory undergraduate in-resident courses in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.   


Appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor.  


Lecturers and Assistant Teaching Professors teach seven courses per year; Associate Teaching Professors and Teaching Professors teach six.  


These are term appointments with the possibility of renewal. Rank and length of term are determined by education and qualifications. 


The College of the Liberal Arts is committed to offering professional growth and promotional opportunities for non-tenure-line faculty appointments. Information on faculty ranks and progression can be found at https://policy.psu.edu/policies/ac21


A Master’s degree or higher in English or a related field is required by the appointment date. In addition, the successful candidate must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.   


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.  


To be considered for the position, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae (with the names and contact information of two references) and, if relevant, past student evaluations of teaching effectiveness.  


This position may require the following three (3) clearances identified below or a standard background check:   

  • PA State Police Criminal Background Check  
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form  
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.  


Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all their forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.  


Penn State offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, in addition to 75% tuition discounts (including for a spouse and dependent children up to the age of 26) and paid holidays. Please visit https://hr.psu.edu/benefits for more information.


To apply, please visit https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-University-Park/Teaching-Faculty-Positions-English_REQ_0000054775-1


To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://www.police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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