Instructor or Assistant Professor - English (Composition & Rhetoric)

Brooklyn, NY
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Medgar Evers College (MEC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of twenty three colleges within the dynamic City University New York (CUNY) System. Named for the late civil rights leader, Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963), the College's mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education. Located in Central Brooklyn, MEC was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community, currently enrolling 7,000 students in degree programs. Students represent 105 countries around the world! MEC students obtain Associate degrees in eight fields, and Baccalaureate degrees in 18 fields. The College is committed to a student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research.

The Department of English at Medgar Evers College invites applications for a faculty position in English with interest in and/or expertise in Composition and Rhetoric. Composition is a college program housed in the English department. Primary responsibilities include teaching courses related to composition, designing curriculum and program development related to the composition courses, advising and mentoring students, and serving on college and university committees.

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


For Assistant Professor:

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. An earned doctorate in Composition Studies, Rhetoric or related field and a

minimum of two years of composition teaching experience.

For Instructor:

Master's degree in area(s) of expertise, and/or active progress toward a Doctorate, or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Master's degree in Composition Studies, Rhetoric or related field.

We desire a candidate who has a commitment to developing a strong composition program. The successful candidate will have a publication record in composition and rhetoric, expertise in teaching composition, and evidence of ongoing program, creative and/or scholarly activity related to composition. Candidates must have a commitment to the educational mission of Medgar Evers College. Additional years of full or part time teaching experience in a college. Coursework, training, and/or experience in composition. Demonstrated success in teaching and working with students from diverse backgrounds will be an advantage.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.


Open until filled, with resume review to begin on July 12, 2016.


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Location: Medgar Evers College

Job Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor - English (Composition & Rhetoric)

Job ID: 15028

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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