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CUNY Hostos - Assistant Prof. of English[]

Job ID: 20757

Location: Hostos Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The English Department at Hostos Community College invites application for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professors to teach composition, literature, and developmental reading and writing as well as conduct scholarly research and advise students.

The English program is designed to enable students to use written and spoken English as a flexible, creative tool to express ideas and to improve their facility with written and spoken language. Emphasis is given to the essentials of English, the nature of the language, writing as communication, and imaginative literature as a vitalizing and humanizing experience. By providing all students with a solid grounding in reading, composition, and critical thinking, English Department courses help students achieve college level proficiency by enabling them to use language as a tool for expressing ideas; think analytically and creatively in academic and career contexts; and read literature with sensitivity and enjoyment.

The specific goals of the English Department are, first, to further develop students’ language and literary skills; second, to give students a liberal arts perspective through the offering of electives; and third, to contribute to the transfer process by offering courses accredited in other institutions. Students are required to demonstrate their achievement of course objectives through essays, research assignments, and other measures of assessment.

Perform teaching, research, and service duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • College level teaching experience in composition and/or literature at the community college or 4-year level
  • Demonstrated scholarship or achievement
  • Availability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekend hours


Salary 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.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigate to the following links: "Employment' and "Search Job Postings"

Please attach CV/resume, cover letter and 1-page statement of teaching philosophy.


August 18, 2019

Source: CUNY Jobs

Deadline: 18 August 2019 (US Eastern Time, UTC-5)

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