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Assistant Professor of English / Director of the Writing Program

Southwestern College (KS)
Winfield, Kansas (US)
Competitive with full benefit package
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

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

Job Details

Southwestern College is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor of English/Composition, beginning in August 2024. This position will primarily involve teaching in the freshman writing program.  The customary load is 4 courses per semester.  The successful candidate will participate in faculty governance and carry an advising load. Other duties in service to the campus and the community may be required at the request of the division chair.

As the Director of the Writing program, the candidate will oversee the curriculum design and assessment of the writing classes, support the Success Center to recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate the writing tutors, as well as collaborate with the writing instructors to align student learning outcomes and curriculum.

The English department at Southwestern College offers degrees for students interested in graduate study, employment in a variety of careers requiring strong critical thinking and communication skills, employment in the realm of creative writing, professional writing, and content creation, and employment as a secondary educator.  In addition, we provide robust support for our general education curriculum by managing the college’s freshman writing program and providing courses in the humanities and the arts.


  • PhD or MFA is preferred in English, Composition & Rhetoric, or Creative Writing.  Master’s degree in English or related subject is required Demonstrated success in teaching with at least one year of experience at the college or university level Experience working with tutors and in a writing center preferred Demonstrated commitment to students and student learning Willingness to work with faculty, staff and administration 

Completed applications must include the following:

  • Letter of application addressing interest and qualifications for position. Curriculum Vitae or résumé. Teaching Philosophy Diversity Statement Name, address, email address, and phone number of at least three references who can address the candidate’s qualifications for the positions.

Send all materials to:

Human Resources
Southwestern College
100 College Street
Winfield, Kansas 67156

Review of completed applications will begin immediately.  Position is open until a candidate has been selected.  In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986, candidates for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an offer of employment can be made final. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.


Founded in 1885, Southwestern College is a private Methodist college in Winfield, Kansas.

Southwestern College

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