Assistant Teaching Professor of English Composition (FT1 in English Composition)

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
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Penn State Abington


Located just north of Philadelphia, PA, Penn State's Abington College is seeking to hire full-time teaching faculty for its Writing Program to begin work in August 2018. We plan to hire multiple full-time, non-tenure-track professionals on renewable contracts with full benefits packages. The teaching load will be four sections per semester, typically including two or three preparations and eighteen students per section. Successful candidates will teach Penn State’s first-year writing course, English 015: Rhetoric and Composition. They will also teach 200-level courses that introduce writing in the social sciences, writing in the humanities, technical writing, and/or business writing. Possibilities may also exist for teaching both lower-level creative writing and writing studies courses and upper-level courses in science writing, technical writing, business writing, and writing for the web. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. or who are ABD with an MA in hand and with significant experience in teaching writing. Successful candidates will illustrate their commitments to student success through innovative student-centered classroom activities, assignment design, and assessment. We particularly value professionals with accomplishments in journalism, professional writing, digital writing, themed first-year writing course design, working with diverse student populations, and teaching multilingual writers. Penn State Abington is a baccalaureate-degree granting college of Penn State University. We offer the advantages of small-college life paired to the resources of a Big Ten university. Many of our 4,000 students enroll in BA and BS programs that they complete at Abington; others finish their degrees at Penn State’s University Park campus. Penn State Abington serves racially- and ethnically-diverse students, first-generation college students, and students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, and it has a significant international student population. Our faculty members demonstrate commitment to helping all students succeed through engagement both in and out of the classroom. Please submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references addressed to Liliana Naydan, Ph.D., Writing Program Coordinator. Review of applications begins on 15 December 2017, and will continue until all positions are filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088