Thursday, December 11, 2014

Job News: Associate Professor/Chair of Humanities position at University of Pittsburgh--Johnstown

Associate Professor, English Literature, and Chair of Humanities

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown seeks to hire a Chair of the Humanities Division, who can also teach within the English Department in the fields of world drama and Shakespeare, with a secondary interest in digital humanities.  This 12-month position begins August 1, 2015, and requires a Ph.D. in English or related field. 

With an established record of excellent teaching and scholarly publications, the successful candidate will be eligible for tenure at Pitt-Johnstown. This candidate should have at least five years of experience at the rank of associate professor, seven preferred. In addition, the successful candidate should have administrative experience that includes supervising and evaluating faculty; developing and assessing curriculum; managing a budget; and active recruiting of new students.

The Humanities Division Chair coordinates the curriculum and activities of nine departments with majors in Communication, English Literature, English Writing, Journalism, and Theatre Arts and additional minors in Art History, Music, Philosophy, and Foreign Language (Spanish and French), and must mentor and evaluate 23 full-time faculty and 29 part-time faculty.  The Chair is also responsible for the freshman composition program as well as the ESL program.

In addition to administrative duties, the successful candidate will teach six credits per semester in courses such as Dramatic Imagination and Introduction to Shakespeare, with possible teaching of a digital humanities course. 

The position includes benefits and a competitive salary.  For full consideration, send letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., relevant syllabi and student evaluations), all transcripts, and three letters of reference directly from the source or placement office to Dr. Patty S. Derrick, English Literature Search Committee, Biddle Hall 234, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904.  Electronic submissions can be sent to Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2015, and continue until the position is filled; to receive full consideration, all materials should be received by the initial review date.  Only completed applications will be advanced in consideration.

Pitt-Johnstown is a comprehensive four-year undergraduate campus of the University of Pittsburgh System, located 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh on a beautiful 650-acre wooded site in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.  The college community includes roughly 3,000 undergraduate students and 150 full-time faculty distributed through six academic divisions:  Education, Engineering Technology, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Social Sciences.  Each division offers four-year baccalaureate programs.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity.

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