Assistant Professor at IUP

Assistant Professor of English
Composition Studies

The Position:  The Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2015.  We seek a teacher-scholar in the field of Composition Studies who presents the strongest combination of qualifications in terms of research and publications, teaching, and professional involvement.  

Qualifications:  A Ph.D. specializing in Composition must be in hand by the time of employment.  Candidates must have a research agenda, publications, and knowledge of the history of the field of Composition.  Candidates must be qualified to teach doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate courses. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s), which may include a scholarly presentation. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Responsibilities:  Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in composition theory and pedagogy, advise students in undergraduate and graduate programs, engage in scholarly work in the field, and participate in department, university, and community service.  Participation in the graduate program in Composition and TESOL also includes teaching graduate students during one, four–week summer session (with additional compensation).  The IUP English Department’s commitment to broad faculty participation in the liberal studies requires that all faculty can also expect to teach Composition I and II.  (The successful candidate may be assigned to perform work at off campus sites and/or to provide instruction through distance education.)  The Department of English seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. 

How to Apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2014.  All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at  Please do not fax, mail or email any documentation.  Only complete applications will be considered.  A complete application will contain a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a scholarly writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and names and email addresses of three reference. Three (3) letters of reference must be on file with IUP before consideration is given for an on campus interview. Official transcripts will be needed for hire. 

Committed to excellence through diversity, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V. 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.