Visiting Assistant Professor of English

University Park, IL
Jun 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department: Humanities and Social Sciences

Position Summary: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate/graduate courses. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, evidence of a potential or distinguished record of scholarship as well as community service via projects, committees and/or leadership roles. Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, greatly expanding current programs. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate. Through its Vision 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university's high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers five doctoral degrees in clinical/practice areas of health, counseling, and education. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Terminal degree in English or a closely related field. 2. Knowledge and ability to teach English/British Literature as well as other first-year writing undergraduate and graduate courses. 3. Documented record of an ability to make intellectual contributions through scholarly publications/presentations.

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Ability to offer courses on World Anglophone Literature.

Work Schedule:

Type of Position Being Requested: Visiting Professor

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Non-Unionized

FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Number: FA0201P