Visiting Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition, Gannon University

Visiting Professor, English

Join Gannon University, a Catholic university, and collaborate with a dynamic faculty that prepares motivated students intellectually, professionally and personally for leadership roles in their careers, society and church. Gannon is a comprehensive Masters L institution that is committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-learning student outcomes, and interactive and collaborative teaching and learning styles. Because Gannon seeks excellence through inclusiveness, the University invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences invites applications for a one year Visiting Professor for the English Department to begin August 2014. Requirements include an earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition or English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition. Successful candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence in higher education as well as a commitment to first year writing and the ability to develop innovative advanced writing courses. Sufficient expertise in literature to teach introductory literature courses is required; expertise in multi-modal writing and new media is preferred. Other desirable qualifications include experience or expertise in service learning, world literature, or linguistics. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.

To be considered, candidates must provide evidence of effective teaching methods and productive scholarship in their respective fields. Qualified candidates will be expected to engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship as is appropriate to the application and receipt of tenure and promotion at Gannon. Appropriate terminal degree is required and must be completed prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Ideally, candidates will have experience using course management systems for purposes of instruction and advising.

Gannon University, located near Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers ready access to a variety of cultural and exciting seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo. For more information about what Erie has to offer visit

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled. The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding his/her terminal degree. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicants. For more information about Gannon visit Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.