Assistant Professor of English
Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."
Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.
Chatham University is seeking applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature. The Department is actively seeking candidates who will bring diversity to the program, and who can contribute to the excellence of the community through teaching other forms of engagement with students outside of the classroom. The preferred candidate will be a versatile writer of prose, preferably creative nonfiction, and scholarship. The department seeks to expand our focus within English literature to include, for instance, Caribbean, American Indian/Native American and someone who can teach environmental literature from a non-white perspective.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in English with a strong teaching and publishing record. Preference will be given to those with a background in postcolonial studies, Latinx/Latin American studies or Environmental literature, and who have already published a book in one of these fields. Responsibilities of every faculty member include a commitment to teaching excellence, maintaining an outstanding program of research and/or creative activity, and providing service to the department and University. The teaching load for this position is 3/3.
Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Deadline for applications is February 16, 2019.
Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diverse candidates