Assistant Professor, English

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


School of Arts and Humanities

Position Description:

Assistant Professor of English, Jacksonville State University. Full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2021. Duties: Responsible for teaching African American literature, speech, composition, and literature, according to department practice and policy; conduct scholarly/creative research sufficient for tenure and advancement; engage in appropriate service. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in African American Literature by appointment date is required. Ability to teach composition required. Evidence of good teaching and scholarly potential required. Preference may be given to candidates with a subspecialty in American Literature from the Colonial Period to the present, African American/Black Studies, composition and rhetoric, and/or film studies. Salary contingent upon qualifications, experience, and needs of university.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in African American literature, speech, composition, and literature, according to department practice and policy.
  • Responsible for curriculum and program development and professional development activities.
  • Develop and implement a program of instruction that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and is consistent with the university, SACS accreditation, and state study and curriculum guides.
  • Assess student’s abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives, in order to maximize student achievement.
  • Serves as mentor for students.
  • Manages the behaviors of learners in the classroom and participate in the management of student behavior in other parts of the campus, in order to provide a general environment conducive to the learning process.
  • Plans and employs a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities that are compatible with the physical facility but serve the needs and capabilities of the students.
  • Communicate continually with students (either in writing or verbally) in regards to instructional expectations and student progress or lack of progress.
  • Responsible for recoding students’ attendance and keep attendance registers, according to JSU policy.
  • Actively participate in and work with university personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods, and curriculum.
  • Exhibit a commitment and ability to conduct scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the department head.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter or Letter of Application
  • Resume (CV)
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcript (Official transcripts will be required for final round interviews)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation ( link provided below )

  • Additional Required Information:

    Please copy and provide the following link to your recommenders or dossier service (such as Interfolio) to upload three (3) letters of recommendation on your behalf.

    Letters of Recommendation Upload

    Supplemental Questions: None

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