English Faculty

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Fairfield, CT, US
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As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University’s eight colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 384 Colleges–2019 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 267 Business Schools–2018 Edition. Sacred Heart has a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater. www.sacredheart.edu

The College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Languages and Literatures invites applicants for a full time, non-tenure-track position of Lecturer of English, beginning August 2020. The rank of Lecturer is a one-year renewable contract position with the potential for promotion to higher non-tenure-track ranks. The responsibilities of this position include teaching 24 credit hours in English per academic year, mainly our First Year Seminar and Experiencing Literature courses. In the First Year Seminar, students use critical thinking and problem solving in both traditional and digital forms of discourse. In this theme-based seminar, professors teach foundational skills of academic writing, oral communication, and information literacy. Experiencing Literature, a foundational core course, introduces students to the close reading and critical analysis of diverse texts in the genres of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama. Each section of the course explores the ways in which literature engages and informs a theme that is essential to the human experience. Responsibilities of this position also include advising students and participating in service activities which contribute to the department and university.

A PhD in English or MFA in a closely related field is required by the time of the appointment. Experience teaching at the college level is required.

Application Instructions:
Applications must include: a cover letter, resume, a statement describing teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Digital application materials must be submitted through the Sacred Heart University Online Application Portal to be considered. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.