Assistant Professor of English
University of the Ozarks invites applications for a current opening as a tenure track Assistant Professor of English beginning August 2021. The desired candidate’s specialization must complement an existing faculty with specializations in British and American literature. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching competence in the field of African-American literature, literature of the African diaspora, or world literature. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. degree in English at time of appointment. The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching in the university’s writing sequence, teaching and advising students, and enhancing the English program’s curriculum.
The University of the Ozarks is a small, residential campus recognized for having one of the most diverse student bodies in a twelve-state region. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in working with a diverse student body. Excellent communication skills and support of the University’s mission are also required. Faculty at University of the Ozarks have access to substantial faculty development support resources and are encouraged to pursue research or creative activities throughout their careers.
Ranked in the Top 10 of Southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The University serves approximately 800 undergraduate students on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along Interstate 40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, and nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. The University serves students from diverse religious, cultural, educational and economic backgrounds and welcomes students from throughout the U.S. and from more than 20 countries around the world. Knowing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and rich and rewarding communities, Ozarks is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. The University is especially interested in applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences and those with a successful record of teaching and working with diverse students, including historically underrepresented minority students and other underserved populations. Recent campaigns have enhanced facilities, academic programs and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is completed. Please send a letter of application; vita; statement of teaching philosophy; and three current letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, to:
Karen Schluterman, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com
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