Assistant Professor of English – American literature and Creative Writing

Assistant Professor of English – American literature and Creative Writing

The English department at Wagner College seeks a full-time, tenure track professor to teach creative writing and American literature to start in the fall of 2023.

The candidate should have either a PhD in creative writing or a PhD in English along with an MFA in creative writing. The responsibilities include supervising and teaching creative writing and other writing classes and teaching twentieth-century and contemporary American literature. Candidates should be able to teach writing in a range of genres, e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, and/or creative non-fiction, including long-form journalism. Candidates with expertise in multiethnic literature whose work engages with local communities are preferred. The teaching load is 3/3 and will include participation in the college’s First-Year Program (FYP). The FYP is an interdisciplinary learning community that includes both an experiential learning component and a composition component.

Materials can be submitted via email to Steven Thomas, Department Chair, at steven.thomas@wagner.edu and should include a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy that discusses the candidate’s development as a teacher and approach to teaching composition. (We gladly accept letters and all other application materials via Interforlio to Dr. Thomas’s e-mail address.) Finalists will then be asked to submit a writing sample, transcripts, and sample syllabi. For full consideration, application materials should be received by November 1, 2022.

Wagner College prepares students for life, as well as for careers, by emphasizing scholarship, achievement, leadership, and citizenship. Wagner offers a comprehensive educational program that is anchored in the liberal arts, experiential and co-curricular learning, interculturalism, interdisciplinary studies, and service to society, and that is cultivated by a faculty dedicated to promoting individual expression, reflective practice, and integrative learning.

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Questions can be directed to Steven Thomas at steven.thomas@wagner.edu.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range this position is $65,000. Wagner College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Wagner College achieves this mission through the implementation and enhancement of The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which was formally launched in 1998. This innovative and bold curricular methodology is predicated on a method of integrated learning. It builds upon Wagner’s history of combining liberal arts and focused professional programs, coupled with our unique location and requires experiential learning for all students. The Plan has thus ushered in a new vision of engaged student learning that is at once reflective and integrated, theoretical and practical. Our goal has been, and continues to be, to provide a transformative college experience which best prepares our students for positions of effective and responsible leadership and citizenship in their chosen professions, and in their personal and public lives. From the outset, our faculty have eagerly led this learning centered endeavor.

Preparing all students for such leadership requires a coherent, efficient, effective and universal educational program and a focused Faculty and Administration, supported by an equally committed Board of Trustees.

Wagner College prepares students for life, as well as for careers, by emphasizing scholarship, achievement, leadership, and citizenship. Wagner offers a comprehensive educational program that is anchored in the liberal arts, experiential and co-curricular learning, interculturalism, interdisciplinary studies, and service to society, and that is cultivated by a faculty dedicated to promoting individual expression, reflective practice, and integrative learning.

Wagner College offers a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, pension and paid time off benefits to all full-time employees. The Wagner College Office of Human Resources partners with all members of the College community to cultivate a work environment that values equal opportunity, diversity equity inclusion and access, professional development and individual excellence.

Wagner College commits to fostering greater diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level of the institution. Furthermore, Wagner College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wagner College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.