ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH

Employer
Claflin University
Location
Orangeburg, SC

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Responsibilities

The Department of English invites applicants to apply for a faculty position as Assistant Professor of English (tenure-track). The successful candidate will assume responsibility for providing 27 credit hours of instruction in English per academic year. The Assistant Professor will primarily teach writing and literature courses in the day, evening, and online programs; maintain office hours, attend meetings, and participate in the governance of the college at the department, discipline, campus, and college-wide levels; and perform other duties within scope of this position as assigned by the supervisor. 

Qualifications

A minimum of a Ph.D. degree in English is required. The candidate should be a generalist who has current training in any one or more of the following areas: American Literature, creative writing, screenwriting, Gender Studies. The candidate must have prior experience teaching English at the collegiate level, possess strong oral and written communication skills, and be able to teach at the learning support level. Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology and knowledge of assessment practices in composition is required. Must possess the ability to teach effectively using a variety of methods, relate to diverse students, and facilitate student learning.

 

SALARY:  Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

 

CLOSING DATE:  Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants should send a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least three references via email to:

               

Dr. Isaiah R. McGee, Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University

 

Organization

Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.


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