Penn State York invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English (tenure-track, 36 weeks)to begin August 2010 or as negotiated.
Responsibilities: Teach creative writing (poetry preferred) and business writing (both intermediate and advanced). Administer undergraduate writing program and oversee writing tutoring. Secondary responsibilities may include one or more of the following: teaching introductory and advanced theatre arts, philosophy of literature/literature of philosophy, American literature after 1865, and/or introductory composition; and/or supervising student literary magazine.
Course load is 3-3. Teaching assignments may include day, evening and Saturday classes. The successful applicant is expected to publish in nationally recognized creative outlets and/or refereed scholarly journals; participate in professional organizations; engage in the development of courses, curricula, and academic programs; advise undergraduates; and perform campus, university, and community service.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in English. Area of specialization should relate to one of the responsibilities listed above. Ability to teach a wide range of composition courses, from remedial to advanced and from technical writing to humanities writing, is desirable. Evidence of potential in research, creative activity, and publication is expected, as is commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment. Prior college-level teaching experience is required. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is essential.
n: Penn State York is located in south central Pennsylvania, less than two hours from Washington, D.C. and one hour from Baltimore, Maryland. The campus serves approximately 1,700 students; about 45% are adult learners. It currently offers the first two years of more than 160 baccalaureate majors; eight baccalaureate degrees; and eight associate degrees. A $13 million library and performing arts center are the most recent physical additions to the campus. For more information about the campus, visit http://www.yk.psu.edu.
Application: To apply submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Applications should be submitted as Microsoft Word or PDF file to
<ccsearch(at)psu.edu> (replace (at) with @). Finalists will be asked to provide a list of references.
Inquiries: Dr. Joseph McCormick, 2nd, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State York. E-mail:
<jpm32(at)psu.edu> (replace (at) with @). Telephone: (717)-771-4051.
Closing Date: Application review begins November 10, 2009 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.
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