Assistant Professor, English and Modern Languages

Melrose, Davidson County / Nashville, Davidson County
Jun 17, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester: general education, team-taught interdisciplinary courses and upper-division courses in the area of specialization. Preference will be given to candidates with any of the following areas: second-language acquisition; British literature; comparative literature (especially British/American and French, German, or Spanish language/literature). We seek an enthusiastic teacher who can provide documented evidence of college teaching excellence, enjoys advising and mentoring students. Ph.D. in English, French, Spanish, or German, or a closely related field is required; Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Materials should include letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and statement of teaching philosophy and send via email to Dr. Kimberly Reed, department chair, at For additional information, visit In addition, candidates are also asked to complete the mission and faith journey statement guided by the questions below. Please share your answers to the following questions about your contribution to the mission of Lipscomb University. • How would you describe your faith journey and religious commitment? • Why do you desire to join an intentional, courageous and gracious Christian academic community? • What will you contribute to the university’s mission in your work at Lipscomb? Lipscomb University, a Tier 1 master’s university, has more than 4,500 students and is consistently ranked in the top 20 institutions of its type in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college guide. Study-abroad programs include offerings in Vienna, London, Beijing, Hong Kong and Santiago, Chile. Lipscomb’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division 1 level. A faith-based institution, candidates are required to be an active member of a congregation of the Church of Christ. Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its employment practices.