The Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown seeks an assistant professor to fill a tenure-track position in American Literature and Cultural Studies starting in late August for Fall 2013. A PhD in English with specialization in American Literature is required. The teaching load is four courses per semester; course assignments will include a rotation of Freshman Composition 1 and 2, American Literary Traditions 1 and 2, genre and theme courses appropriate for non-majors, and upper-level specialty courses at least once each year. A secondary ability to teach Digital Humanities is highly desirable.
Qualifications other than the degree, publication, and the specialization in American Literature include college teaching experience in relevant course areas; evidence of teaching effectiveness; commitment to teaching excellence; and strong potential for scholarly achievement. The position includes benefits and a competitive salary.
For full consideration, send letter or application, vita, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as relevant syllabi and sets of student evaluations), and three letters of reference (directly from source or placement office) to Dr. Catherine S. Cox, Chair, English Search, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904. No electronic submissions. Review of application will begin on January 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled; to receive full consideration, all materials should be received by the initial review date. Note: Ideally, referees should address applicant’s commitment to undergraduate teaching. Only completed application packets will be advanced in consideration.
Pitt-Johnstown is a comprehensive four-year undergraduate campus of the University of Pittsburgh System, located 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh on a beautiful 650-acre wooded site in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. The college community includes roughly 3,000 undergraduate students and 150 full-time faculty distributed through six academic divisions: Education Engineering Technology, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Social Sciences. Each division offers four-year baccalaureate programs. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.