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Assistant Professor, English
Opening date:  3/27/2019
Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
Internal Closing date:  
Bulletin No.:  2019  -  0988

Position Summary
Gannon University is committed to excellence in teaching with an emphasis on student learning outcomes. Faculty work collaboratively with colleagues, deliver instruction, advise students, and engage in professional, University, and community service activities. Must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.  

The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences invites applications for a 9-month, Teaching Track, Assistant Professor in English. Requirements include a Ph.D. with writing specialization, specifically in digital humanities. Experience teaching first-year writing and skills in technology are essential. The successful candidate will teach primarily liberal core courses in first-year writing, with additional writing and digital humanities courses at the undergraduate level. The ability to teach a course in the liberal studies literature core is preferred.  

Essential Functions
The functions below are detailed in the faculty handbook in Volume IV of the Institutional Policy Manual.   
  1. Teach 27 credit hours in the academic year or as otherwise specified by the faculty member’s appointment notice; student course evaluations are to be completed in each course.  Faculty are expected to employ sound pedagogical practices and to use technology as appropriate, including the University’s learning management system. Faculty shall assist with course revisions and curriculum development as needed.   
  2. Achieve appropriate student-learning outcomes in all courses taught.    
  3. Participate in service to the University, the community and to their profession.  Attend convocations, commencement exercises, college meetings, and community meetings.   
  4. Participate in ongoing professional development.   
  5. Assist, advise, and mentor students enrolled in the University.   
  6. Fulfill the essential duties and responsibilities of a faculty member as described in Volume IV of the Gannon University Institutional Policy Manual which contains the approved policies and procedures of the University concerning the terms and conditions of faculty employment at the University.  

Qualifications

Education:  An earned Ph.D. degree in English, Writing, or a related field.   

Experience:  Candidates must have a strong commitment to liberal studies education and the ability to teach writing in the core curriculum. Experience with technical writing and/or professional writing is desirable. Other desirable qualifications include experience with community engagement and experiential or service learning. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching.   

Rank:    In accordance with the University’s standards, the Vice President for Academic Affairs awards initial rank at the time of employment.   

Licenses and Certifications:  As may be required for the discipline.   

University Mission:  Must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its strong liberal arts foundation that supports exemplary professional education programs.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to meet the physical demands associated with a busy academic environment.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in a busy classroom and office setting.  

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