Assistant Professor of English
Job Posting Announcement
Fairmont State University
Assistant Professor of English
Type of Position
Internal Recruitment only?
Anticipated Hire Date
August 2, 2021
Job Posting Date
Full Consideration Date
Job Close Date
End date (temp or grant funded position)
Aug - May (9 mo)
Base Salary/Hourly Rate
Commensurate with education and experience
018: Dept of Humanities (FSU)
Main Campus, Fairmont
Position Will Report To
Chair, Humanitiies Department
Duties and Responsibilities
Teach a 4/4 load, either three (3) introductory composition courses plus one (1) upper-division English major's course OR two (2) introductory composition courses, one (1) General Studies literature survey course plus one (1) upper-division English major's course.
Grant Funded Position?
If faculty position, tenure track?
2 - Tenure Track
If faculty position, rank?
3 - Assistant Professor
Is this a faculty term position?
30 - Academic Provost
Minimum Expectations (Faculty/FEAP/NC)
Instruction and evaluation; student advising; committee assignments; faculty meetings; consultation; in-service programs; preparation for teaching; professional and scholarly development; research; performs other appropriate duties as assigned and as necessary; prepares and delivers instruction in all formats and methodologies as assigned and as necessary; attends institutional events and represents work department, school or college at such events; assists in student recruiting process and events for institution and/or work unit; adheres to and complies with all relevant federal, state and local laws; abides by Board of Governors and HEPC policies and rules, as relevant and appropriate; if assigned a State purchasing card, abides by all purchasing rules and provisions and reports/balances account as required or directed; adheres to all institutional policies and guidelines, including the provisions of the employee's relevant employee handbook; adheres to and complies with relevant provisions of the WV State Ethics Act; adheres to the provisions of FERPA; follows, adheres to and abides by all established State and University travel policies; adheres to all safety rules and provisions; reports any personal accidents/injuries or accidents/injuries of assigned staff to HR by end of work day or work shift; acknowledges responsibility as a mandatory reporter and reports all incidents under Title IX and Title VII of the United States Code to the proper Fairmont State University personnel; abides by the employee-reporting provisions of the FMLA and ADA; completes all assigned employee training and completes all required performance evaluations timely, completely and accurately.
Minimum Expectations (Classified)
Min Req Education (Classified)
Min Req Education (Faculty/FEAP/NC)
Earned PhD in English Literature
Req Lic and/or Certs (Classified)
Req Lic and/or Certs (Faculty/FEAP/NC)
PhD in English Literature
Type and Amount of Experience Needed (Classified)
Minimum Qualifications (Faculty/FEAP/NC)
Doctorate in English literature with experience teaching a wide variety of composition courses.
Required Skills: (Classified)
Generalist willing to teach a wide variety of courses from British Literature Surveys, Medieval literature courses, Young Adult Literature, Shakespeare and other classes as needed. Experience teaching a variety of composition classes using Transparent Assignment Design preferred.
Notes to Applicants
All applicants MUST complete an online
application; paper applications cannot be accepted.
Please note that candidates invited to interview are required to bring copies of all academic transcripts to the interview event.
Optional Applicant Documents
Required Applicant Documents
Statement of Philosophy
For a more detailed job description, refer to the listed requisition number and apply online at:
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