Visiting Assistant Professor of English & Coordinator for Secondary English Teaching

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 11, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The English Department of Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator for Secondary English Teaching position, starting August 1, 2021. 

The candidate will teach undergraduate courses to prepare secondary English candidates for teaching (e.g., methods and management, supervising student teaching experiences). In addition, this professor will teach in our undergraduate composition program and fulfill other duties as assigned.

Our undergraduate program offers specializations in English education, literature, and writing. The successful candidate will become part of a department dedicated to helping students foster meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge through the study of composition and rhetoric, literature, creative writing, and linguistics.  Gardner-Webb University is primarily a teaching institution with opportunities for research; the typical teaching load is 12 hours per semester.

Qualifications include a PhD with an emphasis in a relevant field, teaching experience, record of research, and evidence of knowledge of current theories in English pedagogy. Preference given to candidates who also have secondary teaching experience and a current 9-12 teaching license.  

Please email electronic documents including a cover letter with teaching philosophy, a current CV, copy of 9-12 teaching license, a professional writing sample (20 pages max), copies of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Debbie Hill (, Administrative Assistant to the Department of English. Address questions to Jennifer Buckner (, English Department Chair.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb University employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina (50 miles southwest of Charlotte) offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 4,000 students.