Assistant Professor of Literature & Creative Writing

Centenary College of Louisiana
Louisiana, United States
Commensurate with experience
Oct 19, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English, beginning August 2018. We seek candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, who are deeply committed to teaching in a liberal arts setting, and who excel at conveying their passion for literature and writing. 

Candidates should be prepared to teach workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, as well as have experience in teaching literature and First Year writing classes. Candidates will have an earned PhD by August 2018, though candidates with MFAs may also be considered. An interest in teaching African-American literature and teaching and/or working with students on editing and publishing in a new media environment is also desirable. The unique format of the Centenary schedule, where each semester consists of a regular term and an immersion term, allows faculty to be creative in developing departmental and interdisciplinary course offerings, including courses for programs such as Centenary in Paris in the fall or May Immersion classes in the spring. The annual teaching load is 3-3.

Centenary offers an undergraduate liberal arts environment where faculty members work closely with students both in and out of the classroom, participate in interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular pursuits, and enjoy the support of faculty and staff colleagues from across the College.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South. Centenary College is located in the Shreveport-Bossier City metroplex in NW Louisiana, within easy driving distance of Dallas, Houston, Austin, and New Orleans. Centenary was named #1 among baccalaureate colleges sending students abroad in the Institute of International Education's 2014/15 "Open Doors" report. 

Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds.   

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of all unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher learning, teaching philosophy, professional activity plan, a writing sample (15-25 pages), and three letters of recommendation to or: 

English Department Search Committee

c/o Department of Human Resources

Centenary College of Louisiana

2911 Centenary Boulevard

Shreveport, LA 71104 

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15 and the review will continue until the position is filled.