Assistant Professor in Literature

Lycoming College
Williamsport, PA
Closing date
Dec 1, 2022

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The Department of English at Lycoming College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Literature, with a focus on Victorian, Women's and World literatures. Candidates should also be qualified to teach introductory composition (which comprises one half of the 3-3 load); interest in teaching composition to international students (1 section) would be welcomed. Teaching, publication, and service to the college are necessary for tenure, and the successful candidate should be interested in mentoring and collaborating with students. Initial interviews will be conducted virtually, and finalist will also be brought to campus. Applications received by October 15, 2022 will be given full consideration.

Application Details:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of successful teaching, a writing sample (10 - 20 pages), and unofficial graduate transcripts. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: referencing the applicant's name and position applied for in the subject line.


Applicants must possess an appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D. in literature) by August 2023.

About the Lycoming College English Department:

The English Department at Lycoming College currently consists of eight full-time faculty members, all of whom have published extensively. It sponsors both an international and student-run journal, as well as a vibrant reading series. The Literature track in the English major seeks to introduce students to the breadth of English literature from Britain to America and around the world. In doing so, it aims to introduce students to works and authors both canonical and previously marginalized. Faculty in the Literature track work closely with students, helping them to hone their critical reading and writing skills, and affording them opportunities to present their work to the wider community.

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation's oldest and most respected liberal arts colleges. Today, our community of 1,200 active learners from 31 states and territories and 15 countries comprises a student body that is 35 percent domestic students of color or international, all of whom work with our renowned scholars to craft customized combinations of market-driven majors, minors and concentrations across our 40+ academic programs. Students compete in 19 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internship experiences, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming College has one of the highest endowment-per-student ratios in the country. The institution is a member of the Annapolis Group of Liberal Arts Colleges and is recognized by The Princeton Review as one of The 388 Best Colleges. Lycoming College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education for all students. Learn more at

Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.

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