Assistant Professor of English (Teacher Education)

Decatur, IL
Nov 26, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Millikin University's English Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach Secondary English Language Arts courses in our English Education program, beginning August 2020. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester and may include:

  • Methods of Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas
  • Methods of Teaching and Assessment in Literacy and Language Arts for grades 5th-12th
  • Adolescent literature
  • First-year writing
  • Supervision of student teaching

Other duties include:

  • Administering and assessing the English Education program
  • Working with Millikin University's Teacher Education program
  • Ensuring that all students meet ISBE licensure requirements for English Education

Ideal applicants will have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the secondary/middle-school level and a Ph.D. in English Education or a closely related field. Familiarity with the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (IPTS), Common Core State Standards for English-Language Arts (CCSS-ELA), Social/Emotional Learning Standards, and Danielson Framework and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) are desirable, as is experience integrating reading, writing, listening and speaking instruction into content area curricula. A clear record of teaching excellence is required.

Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 80,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning-a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation ( Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send CV, a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s teaching philosophy and experience, a one-page statement about the candidate's vision for an English Education program, three letters of reference, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.