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Assistant Professor of English

Lakeland University
Plymouth, Wisconsin
Compensation will be commensurate with background and experience.
Posted Date
Feb 20, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lakeland University, an independent liberal arts institution located in east central Wisconsin, invites applications from a diverse group of qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of English to begin August 2023. Lakeland seeks a candidate committed to serving a diverse student community. The successful candidate will teach courses in English, composition, and interdisciplinary studies, as well as advise students, serve on institutional and/or faculty committees, and participate in ongoing professional development.

This is a full-time (9-month), renewable, tenure-track position. Compensation will be commensurate with background and experience and a comprehensive benefit program is offered.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three references, one of which could speak to the candidate’s teaching ability. For additional information on Lakeland University, please visit our website. Review of applications will begin March 20th.


The Assistant Professor of English is responsible for:

  • Teaching 24 credits per academic year, with a typical load comprised of composition (50%), interdisciplinary studies core (25%), and English (25%) courses;
  • Administering and/or developing coursework (assignments, projects, in-class learning activities, critiques, exams) that meets and assesses course learning objectives;
  • Facilitating opportunities for students to engage in experiential education; 
  • Advising students;
  • Serving on faculty and/or institutional committees;
  • Participating in professional development.


  • Ph.D. in English required;
  • Experience with Shakespeare, the English language, and/or early modern texts preferred but not required;
  • Ability to teach world literature and/or diverse literatures encouraged.
  • Experience teaching introductory composition required;
  • Experience teaching in multiple modalities desired;
  • Experience working effectively with individuals of varying ages, backgrounds, and motivations.


All Lakeland University staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission;
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the institution;
  • Be good stewards of the institution's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community;
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the college community;
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.


  • Most work performed in an interior work environment.


  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Lakeland University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. Please contact Human Resources with any questions.

Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

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