Assistant Professor

Ithaca, New York, United States

Job description

Vacancy ID: F2067

Department: English

School/Parent Organization: School of Humanities and Sciences

Division: Provost and Educational Affairs Division

Employment Category: Fulltime-Regular

Academic Year: 2018-2019

Anticipated start date: 08/16/2018

Faculty Status: Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE)

Position/Job Summary

The Department of English at Ithaca College invites applications for a tenure-eligible position in English Literature. Teaching and research interests in poetry, history of the English language, and medieval and ancient literatures highly desirable. The successful candidate will have proven teaching ability, will demonstrate scholarly accomplishment and the potential for future research, and will be committed to efforts to build a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Position/Job Qualifications

PhD in English or related field in hand by August 1, 2018.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter. Under separate cover, send three letters of reference to Dan Breen, the department chair, either electronically ( or by USPS (Dan Breen, Department of English, 302 Muller Faculty Center, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA), by November 1. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2017.

Work authorization (select one):
Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

FLSA Status: Exempt

How to apply

Apply online

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Ithaca College strives to become the standard of excellence for residential comprehensive colleges, fostering intellect, creativity, and character in an active, student-centered learning community.