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Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
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Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Appointment Type:

Full Time

Purpose of Position:

The Department of English at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of English, effective August 2024. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track, one-year appointment with a nominal teaching load of 4-4. The position is renewable for one additional year.

The individual will predominantly teach freshman and sophomore writing seminars to help students succeed within and beyond the university. We seek a candidate with a terminal MA or MFA, or a Doctoral degree in English or a related field, and/or significant teaching experience in composition studies. Training in media rhetoric and design, health industry, public advocacy, or workplace writing is highly desirable, but not required.

Departmental Information:

The Department of English at Christopher Newport University is composed of 23 faculty and 124 majors. Housed in McMurran Hall and offering concentrations in literature and writing. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in the 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 4,500 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as the #1 public regional university in Virginia and #3 in the South. The campus, convenient to neighborhoods, parks and the James River, features stunning public art and grounds and classical architecture.

Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit

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Application Instructions :

To apply, please visit to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to

Applications received after 11:59 PM ET on April 5, 2024 will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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EEO/Diversity Statement(s):

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.

Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement

Christopher Newport University and its employees demonstrate a positive and professional attitude. Practices inclusive leadership and treats everyone with dignity and respect. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, as well as fully support the “Students First” value.

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