Assistant Professor

Job description

MEDIA STUDIES/POST-COLONIAL LITERATURE: The Department of English at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2017, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with a PhD in English or related discipline with teaching and research strengths in Media Studies, including the cultural semiotics of both traditional and new media (TV, social media, film, graphic arts, etc.). Candidates will also have secondary expertise in World and/or Postcolonial Literature and Culture. Experience with interpretive digital humanities is an asset. Specific teaching assignments will include courses on media studies, post-colonial literature, and literary theory, as well as general education courses, including First Year Seminars and Composition. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or the equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate will possess an established commitment to and record of excellence, innovation, and diversity in undergraduate teaching combined with strong evidence of publication or the promise of future publication. This candidate will demonstrate an ability to contribute to our vibrant undergraduate program in literature and cultural studies and, if interested, may contribute to current and emerging College-wide interdisciplinary majors and initiatives.  Committee service and academic advising also are expected for tenure and promotion.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1400 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check of every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

To apply, please send

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • statements of teaching philosophy and research interests;
  • evidence of teaching, scholarly, and creative excellence or the potential for it;
  • a Diversity Statement: viz, a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement( hartwick/); and,
  • an individual letter of reference sent from each of three referees.

Letters should be addressed to Dr. Susan Navarette, Chair, Department of English, and all materials must be sent electronically to [email protected] Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.




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Posted: 9/20/2016
Application Due: 11/20/2016
Work Type: Full Time