Assistant Professor of English

Location
Wilkes-Barre, PA is within two and one-half hours driving distance of Philadelphia and NYC.
Posted
Sep 22, 2017
Ref
POCO
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Wilkes University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in Postcolonial Literature and Digital Humanities beginning August 2018.  A doctorate in one of the above areas of English completed by August 2018 is expected.

The successful candidate will teach twelve credit hours per semester, including composition, introductory literature, and upper-division courses in the specialization.  A strong record of college-level teaching experience and evidence of scholarly promise are required.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,420 students at the undergraduate level and over 2,000 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference by November 30th, 2017 to the following: https://wilkesuniversitycareers.applicantpro.com/pages/jobshome/.  Interviews will be conducted at the 2018 MLA conference in New York.  Alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who are unable to attend MLA.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.