Lehigh University — Teaching Assistant Professor, First-year Writing Program

The Department of English at Lehigh University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor to teach in our First-year Writing Program.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or other terminal degree (i.e., an MFA in writing) in English or related fields (preferably with a specialization in Composition and Rhetoric), and at least 3-5 years of experience teaching composition at the college level.

The Teaching Assistant Professorship is a full-time, non-tenure track position. The position is renewable and promotable based upon performance and continuing needs of the Department, the College, and the University. The professor will teach four courses each semester, consisting of first-year writing (English 1, 2, or 11) with the possibility of a course release for major service contributions. All first-year students at Lehigh take at least one course in composition; class size is typically 19 or below.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of excellence in teaching (no more than 5 pages) to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20046. The cover letter should include a section on how the candidate would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment in the College of Arts & Sciences.

All materials should be received by December 1, 2021.

Questions about the position should be directed to Ed Lotto, eel2@lehigh.edu, chair of the search committee. We are planning to conduct video interviews with a short list of candidates.

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.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, 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://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html.

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