Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinguished candidates to teach in the Department of English and Modern Languages. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2023. Appointment of rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
PhD in English with a literature emphasis is required. A strong record of previous teaching experience is required. Candidates with administrative experience or the potential for departmental leadership development will be preferred. Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk, and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University.
The successful candidate will teach Foundational Core courses, including both College Composition and survey literature (World, American, and/or British), as well as upper-level literature courses as needed. Scholarly activity, professional service, student advising, faculty governance responsibilities, and chapel attendance are also required. Additionally, participation in departmental assessment and accreditation efforts are expected.
The English and Modern Languages Department has eight full-time faculty members. The department offers English concentrations in Creative Writing, English Literature, and English Education as well as majors in Spanish and Spanish Education. Department faculty also supervise the University Writing Center as well as two literary journals: Parnassus, an undergraduate journal of art and Creative Writing, and Relief Journal, a national journal of faith and writing.
Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm and support by example the Taylor University Life Together Covenant and their belief in the Statement of Faith and other foundational documents.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and complete the application found at: https://jobs.taylor.edu/docs/FacultyApplication.doc Materials should be addressed to: Dr. Nancy Dayton, Dean of Arts, Humanities, Business, and Higher Education, and sent to email@example.com. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.