Job Opportunity: English Tenure-Track 9-month Faculty Position @ Gallaudet University

English Tenure-Track 9-month Faculty Position Department: English

Job #17030


Department of English Tenure-Track Position (1) Gallaudet University Academic Year 2017-2018


Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from diverse backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply to open positions.


General Information: The Department of English has one undergraduate program offering a BA in English and two minors, one in English and one in Writing. The department seeks to gain one full-time, tenure-track faculty position (instructor or assistant professor) starting in August of 2017, contingent upon need and funding. We are seeking a faculty member who has extensive background and experience in teaching diverse deaf and hard of hearing students in developmental and support English, as well as freshman/sophomore courses and general humanities courses in the English Department and in the General Studies program from the freshman to the senior level. The Department supports the work of the foundational courses in the General Studies Program in addition to courses within the Department. Ability to teach some general humanities literature courses and some English major courses depending on interests and qualifications is required.



Faculty member will teach up to 12 credits each semester. Courses may cover the gamut from developmental English to English major-level courses. Additional teaching areas will depend upon the interests and skills of the faculty member and the needs of the department. Faculty members on tenure track are expected to publish and present in their field, and to serve at department and university levels and in their profession and community.


Required qualifications:

Candidates must have or be near completion of a doctorate in English or a closely related field. All candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach effectively with diverse populations, including deaf and hard of hearing students. Candidates must be prepared to communicate in American Sign Language, as Gallaudet University is a bilingual university. They also must be aware of the cultural and educational implications of working with deaf and hard of hearing students.


Application Information:

Qualified candidates must submit a letter of application clearly addressing fit with required and preferred qualifications; current curriculum vita, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to:


Jennifer Nelson, English Department Chair Hall Memorial Building, W212B

800 Florida Ave NE Washington, DC 20002-3695

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