Assistant Professor of Professional Writing (English)


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 8 fields, and Baccalaureate degrees in 18 fields. They are instructed by over 208 Full-time dedicated faculty members who must maintain a portfolio of scholarship and research. To meet the needs of its students, the College offers courses and programs at various times, is growing their online program offerings, and in offsite locations. 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 full-time tenure track position in English (Professional Writing) with expertise in journalism, magazine writing, web-based writing, publishing and technical writing. Professional Writing is a concentration in the English BA program. Primary responsibilities include teaching courses related to professional writing, designing curriculum and program development related to the Professional Writing concentration, advising and mentoring students, and serving on college and university committees. All faculty are required to teach at least one composition course in the English department. The current professional writing concentration is primarily career-oriented. We desire a candidate who has a commitment to developing a strong professional writing concentration that will serve our majors as well as the college community. Master's degree in journalism or in a field relevant to the person's professional work, contributions to the field, and experience in new media writing.

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


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.

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a publication record in professional writing, expertise in teaching professional writing, evidence of ongoing program, creative and/or scholarly activity related to professional writing and commensurate experience in the area of professional writing. Candidates must have a commitment to the educational mission of Medgar Evers College

Tenure-track faculty must demonstrate effectiveness in the following categories: 1) teaching; 2) academic advising and program development; 3) scholarly, professional and/or creative activities; and 4) institutional and/or community service.


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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A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; and up to three sample publications.

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


August 20, 2017


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Location: Medgar Evers College

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Professional Writing (English)

Job ID: 17003

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular