Philadelphia University: Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies/World Literature
The School of Liberal Arts at Philadelphia University is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Cultural Studies and/or World Literature. Given the technological and design interests of the university, fields of particular interest would include focus on film studies, electronic literature, new media, and the critical study of digital cultures. The School of Liberal Arts is starting new undergraduate majors in Professional Communication and Law and Society in the fall of 2008. The successful candidate could participate in both majors depending upon fields of specialization. The successful candidate would participate primarily in the university’s innovative core curriculum, the College Studies Program
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.