The English Department in the School of Liberal Arts at Marist College invites applications for a Lecturer of English to begin in August 2024. Candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate literature and composition courses. Candidates who can teach some combination of courses in speculative fiction, graphic novels and comics, and children’s and young adult literature are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates will teach our First Year Seminar and Writing for College courses regularly, and candidates will have opportunities to teach courses in our Honors Program. Candidates who have experience or interest in teaching with service learning or community-based writing pedagogy are particularly welcome. Candidates must demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and candidates may be able to work with one of many interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies, American Studies, Global Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and/or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates is required.
A master’s degree in English or similar degree is required. Teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level is also required.
The teaching load will be 4-4 with a mix of introductory and advanced courses. Lecturers need to be active in their professional field, and participate regularly in service activities for our students, Marist College, and the community.
Required Application Documents:
Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References
The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:
3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in the 6th year of employment. (***ADMIN ONLY***)
Unlimited paid sick time.
14+ paid holidays per year.
Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
403(b) defined contribution plan:
First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
College pays 100% tuition only.
Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.
*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.
About the Department/School:
The English Department at Marist College includes 17 faculty and offers a BA in English with concentrations in literature, writing, and theatre. The department also offers well-enrolled minors in creative writing, professional writing, literature, and theatre. The English Department is housed in the School of Liberal Arts which includes 55 full-time faculty and over 75 part-time faculty. The School of Liberal Arts includes departments in English, history, modern languages, philosophy & religious studies, and political science, and many interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies, Africana Studies, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. In addition, the ABA approved Paralegal Studies Program and the Pre-Law Program are part of the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Liberal Arts also houses the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, the Hudson River Valley Institute, the Weiss Language Center, the Writing Center, and the Marist Theatre Program.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #1 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
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Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities and other activities as needed.
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Marist College Main Campus
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Equal Employment Statement:
Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.
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Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.