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Professor of English

Blackburn College
Illinois, United States
Not specified
Closing date
May 22, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for two tenure-track Professors of English in the department of English & Communications. Candidates for both positions must be able to teach first-year writing and a variety of literature. We specifically seek candidates who can serve as a British literature generalist and/or teach creative writing poetry.

In addition to serving majors in literature and creative writing and general education students through first-year writing and literature, the department offers minors in gender and women’s studies and professional writing. Therefore, candidates with a secondary experience teaching in these fields would be welcome.

Both candidates will work closely with peer-writing tutors in first year writing, and the department oversees the college writing center in which our tutors work. Therefore, candidates should have experience with or be excited about mentoring tutors and integrating them into the first year writing classroom.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in English (or related field), demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate students, specifically first-year writing and literature, and commitment to working with undergraduate populations with diverse levels of preparation and engagement.

Please send a letter of application addressing the above expectations, including a description of what role diversity plays in your classroom, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three to five references to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL  62626 or email Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position.  Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted.  Review of applications will begin November 8th and continue until the position is filled.

Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population.  We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois, a small rural community between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO and has been called one of the “Best Small Towns in America.” It is the seat of Macoupin County and is within an easy drive to St. Louis, Missouri, and Springfield, Illinois.

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