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The English Department at Duquesne University is seeking to fill up to six Teaching Assistant Professor positions to begin in the Fall 2019 semester. These positions will teach a 4-4 load, largely in Duquesne's first-year core and honors writing programs. Additional competence in creative writing (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction), professional and technical writing, online teaching of writing, and/or writing in the health professions is desirable but not necessary. Experience with high-impact educational practices (such as learning communities or community-engaged teaching and learning) is a plus. These are renewable positions with the possibility of advancement but are not eligible for tenure. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Successful candidates must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) in English, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, or a related field by August 15, 2019, and have experience teaching college-level writing. Alternately, successful candidates may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Candidates should be prepared to address ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our institution and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. Full consideration will be given to applications received by Sept. 21, 2018 that include a CV, one-page teaching statement, and cover letter addressing how the applicant's career goals align with the integration of teaching and research at Duquesne sent to Finalists will be invited to campus in the fall 2018 semester.
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