Assistant Professor in English

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Framington MA

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs.

Our founding motto, “Live to the Truth”, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach “the truth” – “truth in theory and principle,…truth in spirit and motive,…truth in manner and form,…truth intellectual and truth moral.” Principal Bagnall found this motto “speaks of sincerity of spirit,…of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement.” “Live to the Truth” continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. FSU seeks students and employees who share in this quest for truth and commit to living it fully.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 35 bachelor’s degrees with 80 concentrations and 70 minors, 24 master degree programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be a four-time recipient of the prestigious INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

Framingham State University was recently named as one of the top 10 universities in the U.S. for Black students based on the equity index scoring system developed by the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center. The University was also recently designated as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence campus.

Visit http://www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.

Job Description:

The Framingham State University English Department invites applications for a tenure-track full-time position in Early Modern British Literature starting in September 2019. The candidate chosen for this position must be able to teach courses in Early Modern British Literature, including introductory and advanced courses in Shakespeare, as well as Chaucer, western drama from antiquity to the modern era, and first-year writing. The position requires teaching experience as well as substantial scholarship in the field of Early Modern British Literature.

The teaching load is three courses per semester.

Full-time faculty are expected to serve on university committees, advise students, and participate in departmental administration and curriculum development, while contributing to the vibrancy of the intellectual and creative community of the university.

The Framingham State University English Department invites applications for a tenure-track full-time position in Early Modern British Literature starting in September 2019. The candidate chosen for this position must be able to teach courses in Early, A Ph.D. in Early Modern British Literature is required by the time of appointment. Teaching experience as well as substantial scholarship in the field of Early Modern British Literature. The candidate should provide evidence of excellence in teachi,

Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in Early Modern British Literature is required by the time of appointment.
  • Teaching experience as well as substantial scholarship in the field of Early Modern British Literature.
  • The candidate should provide evidence of excellence in teaching as well as scholarly and professional growth, and should have experience with or a demonstrated willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities that promote the growth of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible, position in the MSCA bargaining unit at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with experience and education as outlined by Appendix O of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining agreement.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Candidates must apply online by submitting (1) a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Lynn Parker, Search Committee Chair, addressing teaching philosophy and any areas of specialization/expertise, (2) a CV/resume, (3) a diversity statement*, and (4) the names and contact information for three professional references who will automatically be sent requests to electronically submit written letters of recommendation. Semifinalists invited to interview by phone will be asked to provide a half-hour teaching recording of one of their classes at that time.

*A diversity statement is a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts, as well as future plans, to enhance diversity and inclusion. Regardless of personal demographic characteristics, FSU has a commitment to hiring candidates who share our commitment to the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence Model. Diversity statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

Review of applications is ongoing through November 19, 2018. Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

Framingham State University, located just 20 miles west of Boston, is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution offering 26 undergraduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields. Nearly 6,000 students attend Framingham State, including nearly 2,000 graduate students. Framingham State University offers graduate degrees in 25 fields, including an extensive graduate program for teachers in international schools. The University takes pride in its 30,000 alumni, most of whom live and work in Massachusetts. The University is just the right size - small enough for learning to be personal and collaborative, yet large and diverse enough to broaden students' understanding of their world. This broadening of perspectives and appreciation of diversity is one of the hallmarks of a first-rate undergraduate education.