Drexel University Seeks Professor & Department Head of English & Philosophy

Drexel University seeks a Department Head to lead the Department of English and Philosophy, starting in September 2016. The Department is comprised of undergraduate programs in Literature, Writing, and Philosophy as well as a Master’s program in Publishing. The Department of English and Philosophy is also responsible for the teaching of writing across the curriculum and for the operation of the University’s Writing Center. Located within Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English and Philosophy is strongly committed to experiential learning and engagement with the wider community.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in English or a related field and either hold the rank of Full Professor or be ready to achieve that rank.  This position continues Drexel’s recent investment in the humanities and social sciences and the University’s goal of creating a strong research and educational identity for these areas. The Department Head will be essential in charting the future of the Department of English and Philosophy and should demonstrate innovative scholarship as well as a strong record of leadership in areas such as the creation of new programs, managing the needs of faculty, and overseeing curricular improvements.

Drexel’s outstanding faculty maintain a high research and publishing profile. Located in University City in Philadelphia, the University is a top-ranked academic research institution and one of the premier metropolitan private universities in the country. Drexel is particularly renowned for its innovative cooperative education.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references with contact information to www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=80557 or visit www.drexeljobs.com. Preference will be given to applications received on or before February 15th, 2016, although we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Amy Slaton (slatonae@drexel.edu).

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College of Arts and Sciences is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

For more information about Drexel University, please visit www.drexel.edu.