Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of English and Journalism

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Aug 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Augustana University invites applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of English and Journalism beginning in August 2018.

Responsibilities:  The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The preferred applicant should expect to teach courses in the FYS (First-Year Seminar) program, as well as literature components of the SOPHIA (general education) program, and the Civitas Honors Program. Additionally, the ideal applicant will have a background in multicultural literature and advanced composition. Knowledge of pedagogical approaches to young-adult literature is also desirable.

The typical load for members of the department is three courses per semester, plus a course in two out of every three January terms. 

Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. required. Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity expected; capacity to engage in research and service; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and a commitment to serving the campus and broader professional community.

Salary:  Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent fringe benefits are included.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, a writing sample, an employment application and three letters of recommendation to Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017.

Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Janet Blank-Libra,, 605-274-5436.

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.  Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment.