Lecturer in English

Geneseo, New York
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

SUNY Geneseo is seeking applicants for the position of Lecturer in the Department of English. The lecturer will also have an academic role within the college’s study abroad program. The position will carry a half-time teaching obligation in English and administrative designation as faculty fellow in study abroad. The initial appointment is for three years, with reappointment for subsequent three-year terms possible.

The primary teaching obligation in English will be courses in creative writing. Additional teaching assignments are likely to include first year composition and courses in the general education humanities sequence. There may also be opportunities to teach English literature courses. In addition, the lecturer may be asked to provide academic advising to students and to contribute to the department and college through committee service.

The duties of the administrative designation in study abroad will include:

• Develop a writing course that connects the study abroad experience with other academic programs via reflective essays
• Develop and refine rubrics for the assessment of study abroad learning outcomes
• Manage the assessment of study abroad reflective essays 
• Create and edit an online blog/journal that publicly showcases study abroad and SUNY Geneseo via the best of the reflective essays
• Foster links with administrative offices, such as Admissions, Alumni Relations, and Communications and Marketing for the online journal.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in English or related field
• Prior teaching experience at the college level
• Knowledge of learning outcomes assessment 
• Expertise or background in digital/online publishing

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD in English or related field
• Prior college teaching experience in creative writing 
• Record of innovative course design

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position and a CV. In addition, applicants should be prepared to supply contact information (email addresses) for three references. References will be invited to submit a letter at the time an applicant has been invited for an initial interview.

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by April 25, 2017. Initial interviews will be conducted in early May and campus interviews will follow shortly thereafter.

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. http://www.geneseo.edu/

SUNY Geneseo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: http://www.geneseo.edu/affirmativeaction.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at http://www.geneseo.edu/hr/employment.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report(ASR) for the College at www.geneseo.edu/police. The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651.

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