Sunday, December 06, 2009


School of Liberal Arts Full-Time Faculty Openings

Mercy College

December 4, 2009

New York

English/ literature, History

Position Description:
Tenure Track

Employment Level:
Full Time


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Mercy College-New York invites applications for full-time faculty positions in the School of Liberal Arts beginning September 2010.

English, tenure track, assistant or associate professor. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D in rhetoric and composition or writing and have a successful record of publication and experience in teaching at all levels of the composition sequence, writing for the professions, and creative writing.

History, tenure track, assistant or associate professor. Specialist in Latin American History, with knowledge also of United States Latino/Hispanic History. Teach major and non-major classes. Ph.D. required, teaching experience and research are preferred.

Speech Communication, tenure track or renewable contract, assistant professor. Ph.D preferred. MFA or MA in the following disciplines will be considered: speech and/or theatre arts, speech communication, theatre, ESL(if graduate study included performance, articulation and communication theory) and communication theory. A minimum of 2 years experience in teaching speech communication courses is preferred. Responsibilities include curriculum development, research and publication.

Freshman and Junior Seminar Faculty, renewable contract, visiting instructor. A minimum of a master's degree preferably in a liberal arts area, and experience teaching first year college students are required. Doctorate is preferred. The ideal candidate must be fluent in methods of student engagement and assessment of student learning outcomes. Responsibilities include teaching freshmen seminar (a course emphasizing inquiry) and junior seminar (a course emphasizing assessment of general education competencies).

Mercy College is an independent, New York area institution offering over 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. The College has an enrollment of almost 10,000 students from diverse backgrounds, across five campusesâ??Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan, Bronx, White Plains and Yorktownâ??plus an online learning community.

Throughout its history, Mercy College has remained dedicated to its missionâ??to make available the transformational power of a college education. Mercy's commitment to quality, innovation, and to student support and success, remains as strong today as ever.

Mercy College actively engages in recruiting a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups, and strives to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus community.

Preferred start date is September 1, 2010. All positions are 9 month appointments unless noted otherwise, and most require teaching commitments on more than one campus. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2010 and continue until the positions are filled.

Electronic applications are required and must include a cover letter responsive to the specific faculty position announcement, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Please submit the above documentation online at

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