Tenure-track Position with specialization in Shakespeare

The department of English in the School of Arts and Sciences, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, invites nominations and applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a primary focus on Shakespeare.  Preference will be given to applicants whose work is informed by interdisciplinary approaches to race, globalization, and/or postcolonial theory and who can teach courses in the College’s Core curriculum.  An expertise in teaching film and/or digital media is also desirable.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our web page to get more information about the requirements and coursework in English: https://www.sjfc.edu/major-minors/english/

The School of Arts and Sciences at St John Fisher College serves all undergraduate students through 33 programs, the Core general education curriculum, and pre-professional requirements. Additionally, the School provides all the liberal arts offerings required for NYSED baccalaureate degrees, 60 credits of liberal arts for the BS and 90 for the BA, thus providing liberal arts skills and critical perspectives across a wide range of disciplines. 

Led by its Basilian motto to “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge,” St. John Fisher College is committed to cultivating a sense of belonging for all of its members.  The College has embraced equity and inclusion as well as civic engagement as two of its seven learning outcomes that constitute the foundation of every undergraduate’s education.  The School looks forward to welcoming new faculty who will have a transformative impact on our community. 

New faculty will arrive at an exciting time in our College’s history as we launch a new interdisciplinary Core curriculum based on national research and guided by the AAC&U learning outcomes.  The Core culminates in a “signature experience” that integrates the College’s seven learning outcomes in an interdisciplinary course where students address a critical issue and work together to identify solutions as they apply to our local community.

Tenure related faculty teach a 3/3 course-load during the academic year. 

Additional requirements include:

  • Developing courses and teaching in the Fisher Core.
  • Support student development as an academic advisor and mentor.
  • Contribute to a climate of equity and inclusion.
  • Engage in professional development and industry relevant activities.
  • Actively participate in department, school, college, and community-level service functions.

Here is a direct link to SJFC’s employment page and below is a fuller job description.  The department is emphasizing diversity and inclusion as a central component of the search.



Deborah Uman, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of English
St. John Fisher College
(585) 385-5258
Pronouns: she/her

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