Assistant/Associate Professor of English Faculty

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 11, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Grove City College invites applications for a permanent faculty position in the Department of English, pending final budget approval, with special preference for scholars working in 19th or 20th-century British literature. Candidates should demonstrate a robust understanding of and commitment to literary learning in the Christian liberal arts tradition, and the strongest applicants will have scholarly interest in one or more of the following subject areas: Romanticism, modern Christian writers, the Inklings, Christianity in a global literary context, or the philosophy of literature. English faculty at Grove City College are expected to teach a broad literary survey for non-majors as well as first-year college writing. A Ph.D. in English or related field is required.


In addition to academic advising and service on academic committees, all faculty at Grove City College enjoy an array of professional development opportunities with regard to their research and teaching goals through support for conference presentations and professional organizations, summer research grants, faculty-student research, faculty-led travel courses and internships. In particular the successful candidate will have the opportunity to help the English Department host its annual Christian Writers Conference. Past Conferences have either served as regional meetings of scholarly associations such as the Conference on Christianity and Literature, the C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society, and the George Herbert Society, or hosted contemporary artists and highly regarded literary scholars (e.g. Karen Swallow Prior, Makoto Fujimura, Malcolm Guite, and Scott Cairns).


Please send a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, names and contact information for four references (three professional and one pastoral), and a letter of interest that 1) explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with Grove City College’s unique mission as a Christian liberal arts college see: ( and 2) outlines your scholarly agenda. Send these to: Mrs. Jamie N. Kimble, Associate Director of Human Resources at


Grove City College is a private educational institution noted for its academic excellence where scholarship is informed by Christian principles. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, non-job related disability, use of a guide or support animal, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other college-administrative programs.