English Faculty

Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Connecticut, is the second-largest Catholic university in New England. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its "Best 378 Colleges: 2014" and U.S. News & World Report ranks SHU among the best regional universities in the north in its "America's Best Colleges" publication, making it one of the top New England liberal arts colleges.  Over 6,400 students are enrolled in its five colleges: College of Arts & Sciences; College of Health Professions; the NCATE accredited Isabelle Farrington College of Education, the AACSB-accredited John F. Welch College of Business, and University College. 

The College of Arts and Sciences English Department has initiated a search for a full time Instructor of English.  The English faculty at Sacred Heart is dedicated to the ideal of providing a solid, well-balanced curriculum for our majors.  Thus the curriculum balances theory and practice, oral and writing communication, and a common core with concentration in special areas of interest. We seek to share our love of the written and spoken word while at the same time preparing students for professional life upon graduation from the University. Our goals include:

  • Coordinating our curriculum with the University's mission
  • Continually developing our teaching ability
  • Remaining current in our discipline
  • Creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation
  • Focusing on each student as a unique human being

The successful candidate will have a MA in British, American, and/or multicultural literature, excellent teaching skills and references, good scholarly accomplishment and prospects, and ability to work outside her or his area of specialization.  A significant part of the teaching load will consist of teaching service courses, including our First Year Seminars and our Common Core offering, “The Human Journey through Literature.”

Applicants should submit C.V. and cover letter via email to Ms. Cory Sisterhenm, info.english@sacredheart.edu.  Hard-copy applications will not be accepted.

Sacred Heart University is a dynamic, independent, coeducational institution of Catholic higher education that is committed to academic excellence and to the Catholic intellectual and liberal arts traditions.  Sacred Heart University is an EOE/AA employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.