|Position Type||Faculty, Tenure Track|
|Classification Title||Assistant Professor|
|Position's Functional Title||Assistant Professor, English|
|Position Start Date||08/16/2020|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
Governors State University (University Park, IL) is a minority-majority institution inviting applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in English to begin in the Fall Semester 2021.
We seek a teacher-scholar who is a generalist with a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship in Non-Western Literature and dedicated to enhancing our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion while complementing existing faculty strengths. The candidate must have significant experience in teaching World Literature courses. In addition, the preferred candidate will have experience in teaching college composition, and knowledge of Writing Studies pedagogy. Candidates will be expected to teach the following courses on a regular basis: World Literature I and II, Graduate Seminar in World Literature, and Writing Studies I and II (first-year composition). Depending on interest and expertise, candidates will also have the opportunity to teach courses from among the following: Regional World Literature, African Novel, Native American Literature, Comparative Latin American Literature, and Chinese Literature and Culture; as well as Graduate Seminars in Women’s Literature and in Literary/Critical Theory. Top candidates must be fluent in the English language, be able to communicate well, demonstrate outstanding potential for excellence in teaching, and be experienced in the use of hands-on innovative curricular approaches that are student-centered and inquiry-based.
Additional teaching responsibilities in the major or graduate program will vary based on area(s) of expertise. We also expect our new Assistant Professor in English to develop new courses that will enhance both our B.A. and M.A. curriculums.
Governors State University is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,500 students annually. Since its founding in 1969, GSU has offered accessible, high-value educational opportunities to a culturally diverse student body of first-generation students, returning adults, and veterans. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. In 2014, GSU accepted its inaugural class of first-year students as it transitioned from an upper-division and graduate institution into a regional comprehensive university with a state-of-the-art general education program. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.
It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.
Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.
1. Ph.D. in English or closely related field. ABD candidates who will have a Ph.D. in hand by August 16, 2021 may be considered.
1. Experience with non-traditional, first-generation, and/or traditionally underserved student populations.
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Type of Search||External|
|Quicklink for Posting||http://employment.govst.edu/postings/5442|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of professional references with contact information by November 1, 2020, in order to receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will only be contacted prior to candidate interviews.
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