English: Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

Job description

English – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois,  invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in African-American literature at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in August of the 2019-2020 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

The projected load is six courses per year, including introductory and advanced African-American literature courses, interdisciplinary courses in Augustana’s innovative first-year writing program, and opportunities to create and teach J-term courses and study away courses. Scholarly activity expected, with research grants, travel support, a pre-tenure paid leave, and post-tenure sabbaticals available.  Service to the college and the department also expected.  PhD desired.

Being a diverse and inclusive community is central to the college’s mission and reflected in the strategic plan. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body. Minorities and members of underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Details about Augustana College, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Meg Gillette, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and priority will be given to applications complete byMarch 8, 2019.

A complete application includes:

a cover letter indicating an interest in and understanding of teaching in a liberal arts setting,
curriculum vitae,
a copy of graduate transcripts,
three letters of recommendation (including contact information)

To apply, please email application materials to to [email protected] using the subject line: Search #112-19 English, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #112-19 English, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, Il., 61201.




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Job No: #112-19
Posted: 1/17/2019
Application Due: 2/28/2019
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