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Assistant Professor - English

E-appoint Tracking Number: ENGL006042

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Faculty

Is position tenure earning: Yes

Position Department/Office: English

Appointment Duration: 9 Month

Position Responsibilities: Teaching four courses per semester in lower division/upper division/graduate courses in American literature and/or other areas of expertise, composition, and introduction to literature. Scholarly productivity and academic service expected.

Minimum Requirements: Ph. D. in American literature (or equivalent) in hand by August 11, 2014.

Preferred Qualifications: Priority given to those who demonstrate qualifications to teach multicultural American literature, American women's literature, the American novel, and/or American drama.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check

Range/Salary: Contingent upon funding.

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 03/10/14

Application Instructions:

Department Description:   The English Department, one of thirteen departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, employs eighteen full-time faculty, a dozen part-time faculty, and ten graduate teaching assistants, and offers B.S.Ed., B.A., and M.A. degrees. 

For more information see the English Department web page at: http://www.pittstate.edu/department/english/ 

Additional Information:  Pittsburg State University is an accredited, comprehensive, state-supported institution in southeastern Kansas, enrolling approximately 7,000 students annually.  The institution has Colleges in the fields of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology.  For more information see: http://www.pittstate.edu. Pittsburg has a population of approximately 19,000 residents and is located in southeast Kansas, about thirty miles from Joplin, Missouri, which has a metropolitan area population of about 60,000 residents.  Kansas City is located 120 miles north; Tulsa, Oklahoma is 125 miles southwest; Wichita is 160 miles west; and Springfield, Missouri is 95 miles east.  Air travel is through Joplin Regional Airport, NW Arkansas Regional Airport, or Springfield Airport.  For more information see: http://www.pittks.org

Application Process:  Mail letter of application, vita, and dossier (containing three recent letters of reference and transcripts) to Dr. Celia Patterson, Chair, English Department, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Phone: (620) 235-4689.  FAX:  (620) 235-4686.  E-mail:  <engl@pittstate.edu>.  Website:  www.pittstate.edu/engl/

Application Deadline:  For first consideration, apply by March 10, 2014.


Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. 1092 {f}) a copy of Pittsburg State University's Annual Security Report may be viewed on the internet at: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/police/docs/ASR2011.pdf

This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Pittsburg State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can also obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting University Police and Parking Services at 620-235-4624.