Assistant/Associate Professor of English

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Website North Greenville University

College of Humanities and Sciences

School of Humanities and Social Science

English Department

The English Department at North Greenville University invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of English beginning August 2023. Candidates applying for this position must hold a PhD in English. The successful applicant must be able to teach a variety of courses, including both freshman composition and upper-level courses. In addition, the successful applicant will add one or more of the following areas of expertise to the department: American literature since 1865; contemporary, postcolonial, and/or multicultural literature; or Rhetoric and Composition studies. Preference will be given to those with undergraduate classroom teaching experience and a demonstrable interest in research as appropriate for undergraduates, including incorporation of research into coursework. We particularly invite candidates who will enhance the racial, ethnic, gender, or cultural diversity of our university.  In order for your application to receive full consideration, all of your application materials need to be submitted by January 8, 2023.

Faculty are expected to integrate their personal faith and Christian worldview into course material, to maintain weekly office hours, to serve as an academic advisor to assigned students, and to participate in all faculty duties. NGU professors are expected to be orthodox Christians who have a strong personal faith, are role models in their piety and ethics, are regularly reflecting upon how their faith influences their discipline, and are willing and able to mentor students in their own relationship with Jesus Christ.  Faculty are expected to teach in accordance with, and not contrary to, the university’s “Statement on Human Flourishing.”

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach general education and upper-level lectures as assigned.
  • Hold weekly office hours to support students academically and spiritually.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to assigned students.
  • Participate in department, school, college, and university-level meetings.
  • Participate in department-level course, curriculum, and program development.
  • Ensure the security of assessment tools and confidential documentation.
  • Effectively utilize and monitor the learning management systems.
  • Appropriately maintain student records, grades, and attendance to ensure accuracy.
  • Meet all university deadlines for syllabi and grade submission.
  • Serve on academic committees as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An earned PhD, or equivalent terminal degree, in English from an accredited institution; preference will be given to those with specialization in fields as prioritized above.
  • Verifiable prior teaching experience preferred.
  • A record of scholarly research and publications preferred.
  • Understand and comply with FERPA regulations.
  • Must support NGU’s mission statement and core values, commitment to a Christian lifestyle, and character in keeping with a biblical model.

Physical Requirements:

  • Mobility: Able to move between buildings and attend classes, meetings, and functions across campus.
  • Speaking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, professionally, and with a contextually appropriate tone and volume.
  • Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and express emotions and thoughts in an honest, collegial, constructive, and prudent manner

TRAVEL

All faculty are expected to be able to travel to campus for all class sessions and occasional departmental and faculty meetings.

Working Relationships and Schedule

This is a full-time, nine-month position in the English Department. English faculty report to the English Department Chair, who reports to the Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science, who reports to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. S/he will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her supervisor.

This position is subject to the university’s background check policy. As part of the application, candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, and transcripts, and the contact information for two professional references, and one reference from a leader in your church. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. If you have any questions about the position before applying, please contact Dr. Rachel Roberts, department chair, at Rachel.Roberts@ngu.edu.

Candidates submitting materials by January 8, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Please submit your North Greenville University application at https://ngu.edu/life-at-ngu/jobs-at-ngu

To apply for this job please visit ngu.edu.