Tenure-track position in American Literature and Writing Studies

Philadelphia University: Assistant Professor of American Literature and Writing

The School of Liberal Arts is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in American Literature and Writing Studies. The successful candidate will have a background in teaching Contemporary American literature with the ability to teach general surveys of American and/or World Literature. In addition the person will lead faculty teaching the freshman writing seminar whose focus is upon contemporary American society and in particular Philadelphia, to support the First Year Experience theme, “Finding Philadelphia.”

For this position, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to and excellence in teaching first and second year writing to professionally oriented students. All literature/writing faculty teach the freshmen writing seminar on contemporary American society. The university is committed to a strong liberal education as an underpinning to professional degrees and also has a strong writing across the curriculum program. The School of Liberal Arts is committed to interdisciplinary and integrative learning. We seek a colleague with broad cultural interests and an ability to work with interdisciplinary teams and to create curricular links with the majors. Ph.D. required, although ABDs who will have the degree in hand by August 2008 will be considered.

Applications received by November 9, 2007 will be considered for interviews at the MLA Convention in Chicago. Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2007. Send letter of application that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and research interests; a curriculum vitae; and three letters of reference to Dean Marion Roydhouse, School of Liberal Arts, Philadelphia University, School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 or to LiberalArts@PhilaU.edu. Telephone: (215) 951-2600. Fax (215) 951-6888. For more information about Philadelphia University, visit www.PhilaU.edu.