Assistant Professor of English

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
Penn State New Kensington
Campus City:
Upper Burrell, PA
Date Announced:
11/11/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
91851
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State New Kensington
Department:
English

Description

Penn State New Kensington invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of English, with an emphasis in composition and rhetoric (tenure-track, 36 weeks) to begin August, 2020. The selected candidate will teach a range of undergraduate courses in composition, business/technical writing, rhetorical theory, and literature (typically 9 credit hours per semester). The selected candidate may also be asked to contribute courses to our BA degree in communications such as critical media and popular culture studies. Teaching assignments may include evening classes and online/distributed instruction. Establish a substantial research agenda in the field of composition and rhetoric; publish in refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. A PhD in English, rhetoric, or a closely related field is required, as is prior college-level teaching experience. ABD candidates will be considered if there is a clear completion date before August 1, 2020. The ability to teach a range of writing courses will be important to this position. Demonstrated commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State New Kensington is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses located across the Commonwealth. Our 70-acre campus in scenic, rural Westmoreland County is situated only 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, and the location offers a wide range of lifestyles from urban to rural. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 600 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 10 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small-campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit http://www.newkensington.psu.edu/, and for further information about academics and Penn State, visit www.campuses.psu.edu. Inquires about the position should be addressed to Dr. Andrea Adolph, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State New Kensington, E-mail: aea13@psu.edu. Telephone: (724) 334-6031. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to the psu.jobs website. Other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is 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