The Westminster College Division of Communications, Arts, Languages, and Literature

Assistant Professor of English (Tenure Track)

ENGLISH. Tenure track, Assistant Professor of English position to begin fall, 2018. The Westminster College Division of Communications, Arts, Languages, and Literature seeks a broadly trained faculty member in literature, with special interests in creative and professional writing. We also welcome additional background in science writing and journalism. Applicants must demonstrate teaching experience and ability to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education is essential.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The normal teaching load is six courses over a two-semester calendar. Responsibilities include teaching courses in literature, writing, and the College’s liberal studies program; pursuing an active research agenda; and engaging in program and college service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; 3 letters of recommendation; a brief description of teaching experience and/or teaching philosophy, including a statement describing experience teaching and mentoring students from historically underrepresented populations; and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to Dr. Deborah C. Mitchell, Chair, Division of Communications, Arts, Languages, and Literature, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA 16172-0001, or e-mail to dmitchel@westminster.edu. Materials should be received no later than January 15, 2018.

Westminster College is one of America’s most admired liberal arts colleges, known for its collaborative environment and outstanding experiential learning programs.  Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster was founded in 1852 as the first college in the country to offer the same degrees to all people, regardless of gender, race, or religion.  Westminster has been ranked among the nation’s top schools for “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream” (NY Times), “best value for the money” (College Factual), employment success (Educate to Career Index), graduation rate performance (U.S. News), social mobility (Washington Monthly), women in STEM disciplines (Forbes), service-learning (President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll), and other categories.  Around 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from close personal attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors, 10 pre-professional programs and nearly 100 organizations.  Westminster’s historic campus is located in New Wilmington, PA, a beautiful rural setting near Pittsburgh and Cleveland. 

Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, enhancing learning through diversity and inclusion.

Contact Information

Dr. Deborah C. Mitchell, Chair
Division of Communications, Arts, Languages, and Literature
Westminster College
New Wilmington, PA 16172-0001
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