Assistant Professor of English

POSITION SUMMARY 

The College of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University Texas invites applications for a regular, full-time instructional faculty position in the Department of English at the starting rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August of 2019.  This position requires expertise in American Literature and the ability to teach Multi-Ethnic American Literature from traditional, postcolonial, critical race, and gender perspectives. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Classical Greek and Roman literature, Writing for Publication, and/or Digital Humanities. Teaching assignments will include courses in both literature and writing and may include courses at any level in English, including developmental courses. Applicants must hold a terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Literature or a closely related field. 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The ability to teach with excellence at all levels, from developmental through upper-level courses, is essential in this position.
  • This position has an expected annual teaching load of 24 load hours (4+4), which must span at least two academic terms. 
  • In addition to the required teaching load, 6 equivalent load hours of service are expected annually. 
  • The successful candidate must possess a commitment to teaching, student learning, and Christian principles.
  • Courses will be assigned in collaboration with the Chair and Dean in line with credentials and will include both introductory and advanced courses in English.
  • Concordia expects a high level of quality interaction between students and faculty as part of its definition of teaching excellence.  In support of this expectation, the average class size in English is kept around 15 students, with the normal size range being 9-20 students.
  • Full time faculty are expected to communicate regularly with other instructors; service on university committees; attend School, College, and Faculty meetings; advise and interact with students; and participate in commencement ceremonies and other official events of the institution.
  • Faculty members are expected to continually work to enrich their teaching strategies and be available for development and administrative projects during the summer.
  • Full-time faculty are expected to maintain effective academic advising and regular office hours and are expected to be an active member of the university community, which includes attendance and participation in students’ extracurricular events such as concerts, athletic events, art shows, etc. 
  • All faculty are expected to embrace the distinctive of Lutheran higher education that underpin the university’s commitment to its mission.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship compatible with Boyer’s model of scholarship.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Ability to articulate and model the Concordia University Texas mission, vision and values
  • An earned terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Literature or a closely related field.
  • Successful teaching is expected; college level experience will be given preference.  Appointment to the rank of Associate Professor requires a minimum of 6 years of college level teaching or the equivalent.
  • Experience teaching in the online environment is preferred and a willingness to teach online courses is required.
  • Coursework and previous experience that demonstrates technology skills and/or a background in Digital Humanities is preferred.
  • Applicants must be Christian, have a strong commitment to the liberal arts education in the Christian tradition, and be a member of a recognized Christian church; membership in a Lutheran Church is preferred.

SALARY

Salary depends upon rank, credentials, and experience and is competitive with competitors. 

CLOSING DATE

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. 

BENEFITS/BACKGROUND:

Concordia University Texas offers an all-inclusive benefits package to eligible employees. For additional information click here: Benefits

BENEFITS/BACKGROUND:

Concordia University Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). As a private, faith-based University, employees must be supportive of our mission and our spiritual principles and values as a Lutheran institution of higher education. To the extent allowed by law, we reserve the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.

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