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Job Title: English, Assistant Professor
Location: West Hartford, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/23/2018
Expire Date: 12/23/2018
Job Categories: Education and Library
Job Description
English, Assistant Professor
The English Department at the University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor for the 2019-2020 academic year. The person in this position will have expertise and teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate level in composition and can also teach courses in American literature.

About the University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful 84-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford’s thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.

Position Description

The English Department is interested in recruiting candidates with emerging or established lines of research. The person hired for this position will teach halftime in composition at the beginning and intermediate levels and coordinate the other composition sections taught by adjuncts and full time faculty alike. The other halftime will focus on American literature with an overall twelve credit workload per semester. The position will have an annual three credit equivalency for coordination of the composition sections.
Required Skills/Qualifications

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in American literature with a strong background in composition. The candidate should have substantial experience in undergraduate teaching, a demonstrated commitment to advising and mentoring students, and a commitment to collaboration with the department chairperson, as well as in university and community contexts.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should submit:
• Letter of interest addressing all qualifications for the position
• Current curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests (two pages maximum)
• Unofficial transcripts
• Three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers
• ABD candidates, include a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion

Completed applications can be sent to hr@usj.edu (preferred); hard copies may be mailed to Human Resources Department, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Please specify title and department to which you are applying in the subject line (email) or Attn: line (postal mail). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Please visit our website to read more about our mission statement and learn more about our department and program.
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The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society. Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful 84-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford’s thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.
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