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Assistant Professor of English

Position Deleted on 2/12/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Jacksonville, IL
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Application Due:
Full Time
Open Posting: Assistant Professor of English (Tenure Track)

MacMurray College was founded in 1846, has a strong history of undergraduate education and is located in the affordable, safe, and stimulating city of Jacksonville, Illinois. Our mission "is to transform the lives of our students by providing an exceptional, liberal arts general education and courses of study that prepare graduates for professional careers, further education, and other challenges facing the human community in the 21st century." The College has a culturally diverse student body of over 600 students and a faculty: student ratio of 1:12. We offer 35 academic programs with top majors in Nursing, Criminal Justice, Business (Accounting, Business Administration, & Sports Management), Education (Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, & Special Education), Social Work, and Interpreter Training (American Sign Language). MacMurray College is a warm, engaged, student-centered learning community, focused on student success. Faculty-student engagement is and has historically been a distinctive strength of the College.

MacMurray College is pleased to accept applications for a tenure-track position in the English program. The position will begin in August 2013. Reporting to the Chair of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts and to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Professor of English will teach 24 credit hours of courses during the nine-month academic year beginning in mid-August and ending in mid-May, and will perform committee and other academic responsibilities as assigned.

General Responsibilities:
Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in the college's core Rhetoric curriculum, including: Rhetoric 091, Developmental Writing; Rhetoric 101, College Writing; Rhetoric 102, College Writing and Research; Rhetoric 103, Public Speaking; Reading 091, Developmental Reading. Teaching may also occasionally include courses in the English program, particularly a course in literary theory.

Job duties:
1. Teaching 24 credit hours of courses during the academic year, primarily in the college's core Rhetoric program, including preparation, testing, reporting grades, and ordering necessary books, equipment, and library materials.
2. As assigned, serving as an academic advisor for students, including registering them for courses, checking their progress, and discussing their academic goals.
3. As assigned, supervising students in field experiences, career experiences, honors programs, and senior theses.
4. As assigned, fulfilling assessment responsibilities of programs, divisions, and the College.
5. As assigned, working on standing and ad hoc committees.
6. Attending faculty meetings.
7. Attending convocations and Commencement ceremonies.
8. Performing assigned administrative duties within the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts.
9. Assisting the Admissions Office in the recruitment of students for the division.
10. Cooperating in the conduct of institutional research.
11. Cooperating with the Office of Institutional Advancement and providing information concerning department and professional activities.
12. Keeping current with the academic field by such means as reading, attending and making presentations at conferences, conducting basic or applied research and publication, and serving in professional associations.

  • Ph.D. in English.
  • Experience in teaching freshman-level and developmental writing, speaking, and reading courses.
  • Ability to teach English courses, particularly in literary theory.
  • Record of teaching excellence.
Other Required Characteristics:
Must have a strong commitment to the college's mission statement and its core values of faith, knowledge, and service.

MacMurray College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age physical or mental disability or covered veteran status.

Interested applicants may send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae outlining qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, and teaching interests. Include e-mail addresses and contact information for three references.

Official transcripts will be required of candidates who are interviewed.
Application Deadline is January 25, 2013.
MacMurray College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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