Assistant Professor of English

Valparaiso University
Indiana, United States
Sep 29, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of English at Valparaiso University seeks a specialist in fiction writing with a secondary expertise in professional writing. Teaching includes courses within the Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and English majors, as well as general education courses in the humanities. We especially welcome candidates who come from historically underrepresented groups and/or bring concerns of diversity and inclusion to their scholarship and teaching. The position is tenure track, to begin August 2018.  Ph.D. preferred.  

Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences.

Teaching load is normally three or four courses per semester and includes upper-division, graduate, and introductory courses. Traditional service functions, such as advising and committee work, are expected. Publications are necessary for advancement. Salary competitive.

Submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation electronically at  CV and letters must be received by Nov. 3 and will be acknowledged.  We will request writing samples from candidates we wish to consider further. For questions about the department or university, please contact Professor Allison Schuette, Search Chair, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383.  (

Preliminary interviews will be conducted over Skype prior to invitations for campus visits.

Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at