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Assistant Professor of English

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Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of English


English Department, School of Liberal Arts

Job Summary:

The Department of English in the School of Liberal Arts at Marist College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin in August 2019.

Candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate writing courses at all levels, including Writing for College; Grammar, Style, and Editing; Writing as a Discipline; as well as upper-level writing workshops in the candidate’s area of expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates who can complement our current faculty research areas by developing and offering courses in Professional Writing, Technical Writing, and related topics. Depending on teaching and research interests, candidates may be able to work with one of many interdisciplinary programs on campus such as African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Global Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Successful candidates will be able to teach First Year Seminars, and candidates who have experience or interest in teaching with service learning or community based writing pedagogy are particularly welcome.  Candidates must demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing Marist’s commitment to achieving academic excellence and diversity. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric is required.  Teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness are required.

Essential Functions:

The teaching load will be 4-3, but faculty who achieve and maintain an outstanding record of scholarship may be eligible for a 3-3 teaching load.

Required Application Documents:

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and list of references. In their letters, we ask that candidates address their approaches to leading interdisciplinary conversations about writing and their experiences with working with under-represented students or communities, as we seek to promote inclusion, diversity, and equity in our department.

About the Department:

The English Department at Marist College includes 17 faculty and offers a BA in English with concentrations in literature, writing, and theatre.  The department also offers popular minors in creative writing, professional writing, and theatre.  The English Department is housed in the School of Liberal Arts, which includes departments in history, modern languages, philosophy & religious studies, and political science.

About Marist College:

Marist College is located on the banks of the historic Hudson River midway between New York City and Albany and at its Florence, Italy campus.  A comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts, its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Type of Position:

Full Time



Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities, scholarship/professional development and other activities as needed.


Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.
















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