Assistant Professor - English (Classics & Mythology)

Institution Name 
Farmingdale State College
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Classics & Mythology
This position is 
Application Deadline 
December 20, 2018

Farmingdale State College - Assistant Professor - English (Classics & Mythology)

Farmingdale State is a public college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of more than 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students and a rich history of over 80,000 graduates. As the largest of SUNY's colleges of technology, Farmingdale equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today's emerging industries. A total of 31 undergraduate degree programs are offered within four schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering Technology, and Health Sciences. Academic programs also include a graduate program beginning in the Fall of 2017. Small classes with nationally recognized faculty, technology-enhanced classrooms, state-of-the-art information services as well as a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program, make Farmingdale State one of the fastest-growing colleges in the region, and in the State University of New York system.

Located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes from New York City, Farmingdale was named as one of the best colleges in the North in US News and World Report 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Farmingdale is proud of its many graduates with 91% indicating that they are continuing their education or are working in their field of specialization. College Choice listed FSC in its list of "50 Safest Small Colleges and Universities" for 2016.

The Department of English and Humanities at Farmingdale State College (SUNY) seeks applications for a tenure-track position. Candidates with a Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, Classics, or a related discipline are encouraged to apply.

We seek a generalist who is broadly trained and capable of teaching a wide array of composition and occasional literature courses. Candidates must have at least two years of college teaching experience, a demonstrated research agenda, and a strong commitment to departmental and college-wide service.

The preferred candidate will have a minimum of three years of college teaching experience and competence in classics or mythology as well as scholarship in classics or mythology. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an interest in working with our diverse student body and developing courses for non-majors. The college requires a 4/4 teaching load.

All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and high level of competence in teaching. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentation, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College. The service component of the workload includes student advisement as well as active participation on departmental, school and college-wide committees. The faculty member may be expected to teach in multiple formats including hybrid, online and traditional face-to-face classes.


  • Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, Classics, or a related discipline.
  • At least two years of college teaching experience, a demonstrated research agenda, and a strong commitment to departmental and college-wide service.


  • Minimum of three years of college teaching experience.
  • Competence in classics or mythology as well as scholarship in classics or mythology.

This is a full-time, 10 month faculty position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and ending Monday, November 19, 2018, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
  • POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2019
  • Salary: $65,000, may increase commensurate with experience
  • The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans


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To apply, submit a letter of application (that includes a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology), c.v., copies of teaching evaluations, unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/or currently in process), names and contact information of three references. Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.



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