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Visiting Assistant Professor of English

University of St. Francis
Joliet, IL
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Aug 6, 2022

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Visiting Assistant Professor of English

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English and Foreign Languages

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Position Summary
The University of St. Francis is looking to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor of English to begin August 2022. Specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and teaching experience in Rhetoric and Composition. Secondary interests in one of the following areas is especially desirable: African American/African Diaspora Studies, Hemispheric American/Latinx Studies, Comparative/Transnational Literature, or Film/Media/Visual Culture Studies. Expertise in digital humanities, computational methods for studying literature and culture, or writing program administration all a plus. The University of St. Francis is a welcoming community of learners committed to enhancing diversity and equity.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Teach in our first-year writing program as well as introductory and advanced level courses in writing, rhetoric, and literature. Teaching load 4/4. We are looking for a candidate who will help us to continue expanding the wide variety of courses we teach in the English Department: courses in rhetoric and writing, digital humanities, digital publishing, and literary and cultural studies.

Minimum Requirements

Earned Ph.D. in English or related field at time of appointment.
Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Potential for scholarly achievement.
Willingness to support the Catholic and Franciscan values of the University mission.
Ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position.

Preferred Requirements
  • Higher education teaching experience.

Hours/Shift/Work Schedule
This is a 9-month position, from August - May.

Physical Requirements of Position
Work is performed in classroom and office settings with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This work requires the following physical activities: sitting, walking, bending, stooping, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, and visual acuity.

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