Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, English

Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 2,000 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Job Description:

The English Department at Wittenberg University seeks applicants for a full-time visiting position for the 2018-2019 academic year, with the possibility of renewal, up to a total of three years. The successful candidate will teach five sections of introductory college writing and research and one introductory literature course, during the two-semester academic year. Expertise in pre-Restoration British literature and/or digital humanities is especially welcome.  Candidates are expected to engage in minor departmental service as indicated by the department chair, and are welcome to participate in mentorship and professional development opportunities. 


A Ph.D. or ABD in English is preferred, a master's degree in English is required. Candidates should have a strong commitment to and demonstrated success in teaching introductory college writing and research.

Additional Information:

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

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please review our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please set-up an account and apply through our online system. Then, upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of application, including brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy.
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Complete applications should also include three letters of reference (with phone numbers and email addresses). Letters of reference may be uploaded with your application as PDF files on letterhead or mailed directly to Dr. Lori Askeland, Chair, Department of English, Wittenberg University, Post Office Box 720, Springfield, OH 45501-0720, [email protected]   

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.