Faculty Careers - English Literature and Composition
The University of Mary Hardin Baylor’s College of Humanities and Sciences seeks qualified faculty for its English Department beginning Fall 2019, for the Mayborn Chair of Arts and Sciences. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.
The Mayborn Chair is one of the top endowed professorships on the UMHB faculty and receives a salary supplement to foster promising research, teaching, or service activities related to the field of English. It also provides for a reduced teaching load to give time for advancing the mission of UMHB and contributing to the dissemination of research beyond the campus. The individual filling this endowed chair will be recognized for research, education, and service in the field of English. This position requires demonstrated impact and experience appropriate for initial appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, commensurate with experience. The English Department offers two undergraduate degree programs that include the BA in English and Teaching Certification in English Language Arts and Reading Secondary Level 7-12.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 20,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (5 miles), Waco (45 miles), Austin (65 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.
Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development, student advising; professional attainment; and service to department, college, university, and the community.
Specific Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in English. The teaching load for the Mayborn Chair is 6 hours per semester. The successful candidate will teach a variety of levels of English classes including sophomore-level literature. Upper-level classes will include Literary Periods, and special consideration will be given for candidates able to teach Advanced Grammar. Frequent scholarly presentations and publications are required to maintain the status of the Mayborn Chair.
Qualifications:Doctorate in English is required. Candidate must show evidence of being able to teach literature at the senior (4000) level; evidence of ability to teach Advanced Grammar at the junior (3000) level is preferred. Special consideration will be given to candidates with additional backgrounds in Romantic, Victorian, and/or British Modernist literature. Candidate must exhibit excellent teaching and communication skills, with at least fifteen (15) years of progressive achievement in scholarly publication and presentations evidencing an affirmed reputation of eminence among colleagues in the field. Dedication to professional attainment and commitment to quality improvement are essential. Must be an active, and committed Christian.
Salaries and Benefits:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
Position will remain open until filled.
Internal Number: 1184
About University of Mary-Hardin Baylor
Founded in 1845, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has traditionally been known for producing excellent educators, nurses, business leaders and missionaries. That has not changed, but today UMHB is also earning recognition for its talented science and music graduates, for top-notch graduate programs in counseling, physical therapy and more.
Research done in the university's Human Performance Laboratory is being applauded for its contributions to the field of sport nutrition. The university's new competency-based education program for adult learners is the first of its kind among private colleges and universities in Texas. And enrollment at UMHB has set new records every year for the last seven years.
What's behind this success? An unapologetic dedication to Christian principles. An emphasis on inspired teaching, on making each student's learning experience the best it can be. A commitment to excellence in every aspect of university life.
If one word could be chosen to summarize what is happening at UMHB today, that word would be "MOMENTUM."
It takes a powerful force to gain momentum in an upward trajectory, and that force is present and real at UMHB today. ... Mary Hardin-Baylor is moving forward, offering Christian higher education in compelling new ways to a growing number of students. UMHB has nearly 4,000 students pursuing degrees at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree levels and nearly 500 employees including 190 full-time faculty members.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of over 20,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.