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Assistant Professor, Department of English

Company: The Chronicle of Higher Education Sub1
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Job Description:

Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites
individuals interested in serving in a Christian university
environment to submit applications for the position of assistant
professor of English. This is a tenure-track position that will
begin August 2018.

The position carries a three-course-per-semester teaching load,
as well as expectations for an active research and service agendas.
Teaching will include introductory and advanced courses in English
literature and courses in general education and core curriculum
programs, which cover writing and the history of ideas. A robust
and realistic scholarly agenda is expected, as is service to
department, college, university, and community initiatives.

The department invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track position specializing in Shakespeare/Early Modern
Literature. Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. Preference will
be given to candidates with expertise in global Shakespeare, world
literatures, and transatlantic Early Modern studies. The search
committee will also consider applications from teachers and
scholars trained broadly in Anglophone, transatlantic, or
literature of the Americas and/or the African diaspora. Qualified
candidates will have demonstrated a record of peer-reviewed
scholarship and excellence in teaching. They must be committed to
teaching, student development and mentorship, and collegial
collaboration. Candidates must be willing to support the Christian
mission of Samford University and the mission of the Howard College
of Arts and Sciences.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

English studies has been a central focus of Samford University
since the university's founding in 1841, when the original
institution was called the Howard College of English and Classical
Studies. Seventeen faculty members serve approximately eighty
majors in a traditional BA program of writing and literary study
and in optional concentrations in Creative Writing and Film. These
programs are undergraduate only, but the department supports a
master's degree program in Samford's Orlean Beeson School of
Education and cooperates with Samford University's 3-3 program in
the Cumberland School of Law. For more information, see Samford's
English Department
samford.edu/arts-and-sciences/english.

Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a
nationally recognized academic institution. Samford is ranked 4th
in the South among regional universities by U.S. News &
World Report, and has been nationally recognized for
academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious
publications and rankings. For more information, go to
samford.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
Please send letter of
application, curriculum vita with three references, evidence of
teaching effectiveness, research interests and activities, at least
two sample syllabi, and a philosophy of teaching in a Christian
University.
The teaching philosophy should include a
discussion of how the candidate hopes to contribute to the
Christian mission of Samford as expressed in the university
mission, vision, and values statement, drawing on relevant past
experience where possible.

Please submit all materials to:

Search Committee Chair
Department of English
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35229
Email:

Samford is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies
with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational
and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the
basis of race color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic
information or national or ethnic origin. Category: Education , Keywords: English Language - Assistant Professor

Keywords: The Chronicle of Higher Education Sub1, Montgomery, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Other, Birmingham, Alabama

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