St. John Fisher College, an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition located in Rochester, New York, seeks nominations and applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American and/or Ethnic American literature and cultures. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach a broad range of classes in both the major and the Core and who can connect their work to the civic engagement goals of the College.
Founded in 1948, St. John Fisher College is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the northeast and has a rich history of academic excellence and an outstanding reputation for its commitment to a student-centered, personalized educational environment. The educational philosophy of the founding Basilian Fathers—Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge—reflects Fisher's traditions and values today, and the campus prepares individuals for lives of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity and where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced (www.sjfc.edu).
The School of Arts and Sciences at St John Fisher College serves all undergraduate students through 33 programs, the Core general education curriculum, and pre-professional requirements. The School provides all the liberal arts offerings required for baccalaureate degrees, thus providing critical skills and perspectives across a wide range of disciplines. New faculty will arrive at an exciting time in our College's history as we launch a new interdisciplinary Core curriculum, and the College looks forward to the transformative impact these faculty will have.
PhD or ABD in African-American Literature and/or Ethnic American Literatures
Ability to teach a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level.
Demonstrated ability to be an excellent teacher.
Commitment to a consistent, high-quality scholarly agenda.
Commitment to mentoring and advising students.
Commitment to contributing to a climate of equity and inclusion.
Commitment to service.
Commitment to community engagement.
Excellent communication skills.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US and be available to start teaching in fall 2021.
Education / Experience:
Applications are invited from candidates who have completed a doctorate or doctoral candidates with a scheduled completion date for the dissertation.
Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Application Deadline – January 15, 2021
It is the policy of St. John Fisher College to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the College has employees.
The College does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, perceived sex, gender identity, gender expression, the status of being transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Title IX Coordinator is the designated College official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws. The Title IX Coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585-385-8232), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585-385-8111).
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About St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. We are committed to enriching the work, teaching and life experiences for all faculty and staff, in support of the College’s mission. Human Resources is dedicated to providing high quality service with a true sense of personal value for all faculty, staff and their families and consistently meeting or exceeding expectations in all human capital disciplines. Mission: St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.