Lehigh University, Department of English

Position ID:Lehigh-Department of English-TAP [#27127]
Position Title: Teaching Assistant Professor of English
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: English / Rhetoric and Composition
Appl Deadline:2024/03/04 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2024/02/06, finished 2024/06/05)
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The Department of English invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2024.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in rhetoric and composition or comparable terminal degree, awarded by date of hire. At least five years’ experience teaching composition courses at the college level.

The successful candidate will teach in our rhetorically grounded First-Year Writing Program, which features a two-course sequence for most Lehigh students. The Teaching Assistant Professorship is a full-time, non-tenure track position with a 4/4 teaching load. These positions are renewable with a career path to promotion. Class size is typically 19 or below.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

Review of applications will begin February 26, 2024. For full consideration, applications should be received online by March 4, 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their materials at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27127.

Candidates should submit the following materials: Cover letter that includes a section on how the candidate would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment in the First-Year Writing classroom, Curriculum vitae, Statement of teaching philosophy, Two letters of recommendation, Evidence of excellence in teaching (no more than 5 pages). Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Prof. Brooke Rollins, Chair of the Search Committee at brr214@lehigh.edu.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/resources/worklife-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty https://provost.lehigh.edu/resources/faculty-dual-career-assistance-program/dual-career-guidelines

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Further Info:
Department of English
Drown Hall
35 Sayre Dr.
Bethlehem, PA 18015