Assistant Professor - English

  • SUNY College at Old Westbury
  • Old Westbury, NY
  • Apr 27, 2021
Full time English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics

Job Description


The State University of New York at Old Westbury is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of English, with a specialization in 19th to 21st century U.S. literature and focus on women's literature, gender and sexuality, or popular cultures including non-normative cultures. Appointment will commence Fall 2021. The successful candidate will show strong teaching ability in first-year composition, literature courses in English BA with multicultural specialization, and graduate MAT content area. Evidence of strong student orientation such as guidance for student publications and events, advising expertise, active mentoring of student research, and strong department service orientation desirable. Experience in curriculum administration involving lower-level college requirements desirable. Experience in Applied Learning pedagogy desirable.

Teaching load is three courses per semester and will include intermediate and upper level literature courses, English Composition, and opportunities to teach graduate level literature courses. Professional responsibilities include consistently good teaching, scholarly activities (especially peer-reviewed publications), student advisement and mentoring, and college and department service.

SUNY Old Westbury serves large populations of underrepresented, first-generation, and non-traditional students. Candidates with experience working with a similar student body, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting these populations, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Since its foundation in 1965, SUNY Old Westbury has been committed to social justice, diversity, and the empowerment of traditionally underserved populations. The College serves a large proportion of non-traditional students and has earned the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine for three consecutive years. The campus is situated on 604 wooded acres on Long Island, twenty miles from Manhattan.

Revised Qualifications (effective 4/23/2021) 

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or Ph.D. degree in English with a focus on 19th-21st century U.S. Literature (required at time of application).
  • College teaching experience.
  • Experience teaching in an online environment.
  • Experience teaching a culturally diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in one or more teaching areas indicated in job description.
  • Demonstrated willingness to mentor undergraduate student research.
  • Experience advising or coordinating student organizations and programs.
  • Experience in curricular administration involving lower-level college requirements.
  • Experience with and commitment to supporting underrepresented, first-generation, and non-traditional students.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following online at

  1. cover letter,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. a summary of teaching evaluations,
  4. contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references, and
  5. a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process).

Only applications submitted online will be considered.


VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action located in the Campus Center, Room I-211 or by calling (516) 876-3179.

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Position Type: Faculty

Budget Title: Assistant Professor (10 months)

Campus Title: Assistant Professor

Department: English

FTE: Full-time

Negotiating Unit: UUP

Salary Grade: NSA5

FLSA Status: Exempt

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