Assistant Professor of English (Tenure-track)

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC

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This position is responsible for providing 24-27 hours of instruction per academic year in English, for participating in curriculum development, and working with the annual assessment of the first-year English program. This instructor will primarily teach in day, evening, and online programs. The instructor is expected to maintain office hours, to attend meetings, and to participate in the governance of the college at the department, discipline, campus, and college-wide levels.


A minimum of a Ph.D. degree in English in the field of Rhetoric and Composition is required. Specialization in curriculum research in any one of the following areas is required: first-year English, developmental English, writing in the disciplines. The ideal candidate will also have training to teach courses in Gender Studies.  Prior teaching experience at the collegiate level. The candidate should have taught English at the collegiate level previously, 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. The candidate will have the ability to teach effectively using a variety of methods, relate to diverse students, and facilitate student learning.


Beginning date: August 2022

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Interested applicants should send their cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of his/her teaching philosophy, transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate courses, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Isaiah McGee


School of Humanities and Social Sciences


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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