Visiting Professor of English in American Literature (any period) University of St. Francis 

The University of St. Francis, a Catholic, Franciscan institution in Joliet, IL, invites applications for a Visiting Professor of English in American Literature (any period).

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs serving traditional aged and adult students through a variety of learning formats.  The university is located in one of the fastest growing areas in northeastern Illinois, and offers excellent recreational opportunities with access to the rich resources of the Chicago area. In addition to any position-specific requirements, the university is committed to hiring individuals who possess a willingness to support the Catholic and Franciscan values of the university.

The University of St. Francis was established in 1920 by the Congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate for the education of its own members. From that day to now, USF has evolved into a co-educational university open to all offering 40 undergraduate majors and 34 minors for traditional undergraduates; 4 adult undergraduate degree-completion programs; 14 graduate programs; and doctoral programs.

 Position Summary:  One year visiting professor in American Literature (any period) with expertise in composition and rhetoric.

Secondary fields desired include: digital humanities, film, cultural studies, language instructions (Spanish, French, Italian).

Candidates in comparative literature welcome.

4/4 teaching load.

Essential Duties:  Teach a full academic course load as assigned, hold regular office hours, and participate in departmental activities.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in English
Commitment to teaching
Willingness to support the Catholic and Franciscan values of the University mission


Higher education teaching experience
Experience in organizing conferences and colloquia

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The University of St. Francis is an equal-opportunity employer.

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