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English and Literature – Visiting Position (Open Rank)

Menlo College invites applicants for a visiting position (open rank) in English and literature for the 2021-2022 academic year. Key responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in English composition and upper-division literature courses. Menlo College is on a semester system, and the teaching load is 4-4. 

Menlo College is a small, diverse four-year undergraduate college with a variety of majors in business and psychology. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers while integrating their studies within a liberal arts foundation. The college is located in Silicon Valley, which allows students a variety of internship experiences and real world learning. Menlo is a small but growing school (~850 enrollment) that offers small classes that allow close faculty-student interaction. Menlo College is also a federally-recognized Minority Serving Institution (MSI) – both as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and as an Asian American and Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).


The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in English or in a related field from a reputable university in hand prior to the start of the fall 2021 semester. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of effective undergraduate teaching as the instructor of record.

Candidates must be able and qualified to teach classes at the undergraduate level in areas such as English composition and literature. They must also possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work in a collaborative and collegial environment. 

Preferred candidates will have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area and documented excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Preferred candidates will also have training and teaching experience in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) areas of inquiry (e.g., critical race studies, or gender and sexuality studies).


The position requires undergraduate teaching in English composition and literature, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, and active ongoing engagement in shared governance and other service assignments.

Rank and salary

Open rank. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application process

Send application letter that includes teaching philosophy and research interests, a current CV, names and contact information for 3 references, samples of research publications or working papers, and teaching evaluations (in PDF form). Letters of recommendation may be requested at later date.

Menlo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, and sexual orientations, as well as members of the disability community. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups.   

Submission of materials as PDF attachments in strongly encouraged. Please submit materials by April 2, 2021 to:

Menlo College
Attn: Cindy McGrew, Director of Academic Affairs Operations
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
or via email to: cmcgrew@menlo.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Menlo College

Menlo College