Assistant Professor of English
American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.
Teach 12 credit hours per semester as assigned by the Department Chair or Dean, primarily in composition, creative writing, and in areas of specialty.
Participate in course and curriculum development
Participate, in accordance with Departmental and College need, in the ongoing design and continuous implementation of assessment of student learning outcomes and academic program improvement activities in the areas of General Education and the academic major. Attend the AIC assessment workshops
Serve as academic advisor for students in the major and for other students as may be assigned by the Department Chair/Division Director and/or Dean
Serve on Faculty Senate, faculty and trustee committees, or ad hoc committees as elected or appointed by the Dean or Provost
Maintain a minimum of four office hours weekly, scheduled to meet the needs of the students, and to be available to meet with students, as needed, at other times throughout the week
Attend scheduled general faculty, school faculty, and departmental faculty meetings
Attend the Academic Awards program, Convocation, and Commencement exercises, and be available to participate in activities which promote the College in a positive manner both on and off campus
Participate in professional development activities related to one’s faculty role
Engage in scholarly activities appropriate to one’s discipline, teaching responsibilities, and other academic responsibilities
Engage and interact with students in positive ways, such as by guiding student research projects, by serving as the advisor to student clubs and organizations, or by mentoring students in other scholarly activities
Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair/Director, Dean or Provost
Assist the Center for Academic Success with activities related to student success, retention and advising
Assist Admissions with student recruitment as related to departmental programs
Required Degree(s): Doctorate in English or allied field
Required Field of Expertise: English or allied field
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities * Strong commitment to high-quality instruction in a diverse, student-centered environment and the ability to work with students with various learning styles and backgrounds * Interest in active and collaborative learning and enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment * Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Blackboard, and the instructional use of technology to teach traditional, hybrid or on-line courses, as needed * Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and faculty * Expertise that complements and expands that of the department * Enthusiastic, committed teacher-scholar with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship
The Assistant Professor of English is a full-time, exempt position. Hours of work are flexible to the needs of the department. This is a benefits eligible position.
Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.
AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.