CUNY Assistant/Associate Professor - Writing Across Disciplines (English) in Bronx, New York


The Department of English at Lehman College CUNY invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor, effective August 2018. Candidates must have an active record of research and scholarship, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department seeks an English Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, Writing Studies, or English Literature, with primary expertise and experience in Writing in the Disciplines (WID). A journalism degree with a distinguished record of publication and academic experience will also be considered. The position supports the English department as it develops courses and programming in basic and new media writing for upper-level majors in non-English disciplines. The department welcomes secondary proficiencies in composition/rhetoric and media studies; digital humanities and composition/rhetoric; narrative medicine and the rhetoric of science; medical humanities; professional storytelling; and/or new media journalism. Experience in teaching WID courses and running WID programs is valued, as is the experience of journalistic writing, publication, and pedagogy.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in discipline-specific writing and new media publication, the successful candidate will be expected to teach general education and composition courses. The candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarship, via conference presentations, journal articles, and book publication, and to provide service to the department, college, university, and community through advising, committee membership, and administrative assignments normally associated with a full-time tenure-track academic appointment. Evening teaching may be required.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York, and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students, preparing them for employment, the professions, and further study. The teaching load is 21 hours (6-7 courses) per year. Service to the college, university, and community is part of the Lehman mission, as is a clear commitment to student engagement, including advisement.

Although the college is strongly teaching-focused, faculty at Lehman are fully engaged in research, scholarship and creative works. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty during the first five years for scholarly development, and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development, travel awards, and research with students. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.


Ph.D. degree in English in hand, or a terminal degree in a closely related field such as journalism, is required by commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Evidence of commitment to public service is a plus.


Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 1, 2017 and continue until a candidate is identified.


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Location: Lehman College

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Writing Across Disciplines (English)

Job ID: 16978

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular