Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity and compassion.
The Department of English at Millersville University seeks an Assistant Professor of English with a focus in Ecostudies.
The successful candidate may teach literature, theory, and writing courses as needed. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs. Four courses per semester, with potential for summer teaching. Current needs exist in both traditional and online learning environments. The successful candidate will be able to conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. May teach day, evening and/or weekend assignments.
The Department of English, in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is comprised of 16 faculty members, one support staff member, and 260 students. The department offers degrees in English at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment. Faculty are expected, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement Article 4, to engage in professional responsibilities such as curriculum development and update; learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs; and participating in department, college, and university meetings and workshops. Expectation to mentor undergraduate students in research and conduct other high-impact practices.
Teaching and Professional Responsibilities:
Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, etc.), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days.
Major responsibility is to teach undergraduate courses in literature, literary theory, and writing, Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.
Faculty are expected to develop and teach day, evening and/or weekend courses through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web enhanced or web-based formats.
For details, please see:
- The CBA, Article 12.B.1, Effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities, (p. 26);
- The Millersville University Promotion Statement, particularly Section V.C.1 Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities, (pp. 9–11); and
- The Millersville University Tenure Statement, particularly the section titled Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities, (pp. 3–4).
Continuing Scholarly Growth:
Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession.
For details, please see:
- The CBA, Article 12.B.2, Continuing scholarly growth, (pp. 26–27);
- The Millersville University Promotion Statement, and particularly Section V.C.2 Continuing Scholarly Growth (pp. 11–13); and
- The Millersville University Tenure Statement, and particularly the section titled Continuing Scholarly Growth (pp. 4–6).
Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance, the professional community and/or the community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. Candidates must be willing to participate in undergraduate- and graduate-level curricular activities including assisting the program faculty in activities associated with maintaining program approval at the state and national levels.
For details, please see:
- The Millersville University Promotion Statement, and particularly Section V.C.3 Service: Contributions to the University and/or Community (pp. 13–15); and
- The Millersville University Tenure Statement, and particularly the section titled Service, Contributions to the University and/or Community (pp. 6–7).
May include but is not limited to: Supervise interns / co-ops / independent studies / individualized instructions / theses. Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence. Additionally, faculty are expected to actively engage in curricular development and evaluation as well as co-curricular, assessment, and accreditation activities.
Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty, (pp. 26–34).
The Department of English, in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is comprised of 16 faculty members, one support staff member, and 260 students. The department offers degrees in English at the undergraduate and graduate level.
To Apply: https://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/7457. No calls, please.