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Faculty Careers - English Literature and Composition, Faculty Careers - Other
The Department of English at Erskine College invites applications for the position of assistant professor of English (tenure-track) to begin in August 2020. The successful applicant will have a primary field in modern literature (i.e. 19th and 20th century English literature and world literature). Preference will be shown to applicants with courses and/or teaching experience in the following subjects: Victorian literature, modern poetry, modern drama, English novel, 20th century world literature, and introduction to theater. Applicants should be able and willing each semester to teach two sections of EN 102 (Composition and Literature), one survey of literature or a genre course, and one upper level literature course. A Ph.D. in English must be completed by August 2020.
Erskine College is an academic village located in picturesque Due West, South Carolina. Erskine prides itself on providing a Christian liberal arts education in a small, tight-knit community. The school’s motto is “know and be known” and that applies not just to the students but to the faculty as well. Erskine boasts a collegial faculty who develop deep connections with one another. Faculty can expect to receive peer mentorship from other faculty and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Faculty also develop close relationships with students both inside and outside their respective disciplines. Erskine College is a teaching institution and as such the emphasis is on instruction rather than research. While there are many opportunities to do research, performance evaluation places greater weight on teaching than research output. The student body of Erskine is known for its strong undergraduate research and high rate of acceptance into graduate programs. The students are compassionate, courteous, and a pleasure to teach. At the heart of Erskine College is its Christian identity. The college’s mission is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Erskine provides a rare opportunity to integrate one’s Christian faith into the classroom. Therefore, candidates who seek employment at Erskine College should be professing Christians who are committed to exploring the intersections of faith and learning with students.
Application Process: To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should complete the online application. The on-line application includes a link to upload a letter of application, a resume or curriculum vitae, a statement describing the candidate’s faith, and a list of references. Furthermore, candidates will be asked to consent in writing to central tenets of Erskine’s Christian identity and mission.
Deadline: The deadline for applications is March 1, 2020. However, the position will remain advertised until filled.
About Erskine College
The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Therefore, Erskine seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.
Erskine’s tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back nearly 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it one of the oldest, most respected church-affiliated colleges in the Southeast.
Our alumni lead businesses and organizations both large and small throughout the world. More than half of Erskine’s graduates go on to some type of graduate education. In fact in the past several years nearly 100% of all graduates applying to medical graduate programs were accepted, and several proceeded directly into top tier Ph.D. programs. However, our mission moves us beyond simply producing competent professionals.... We seek to equip the whole person — intellectually, physically and spiritually — to flourish in life and leadership.
To do this, we see Erskine as both an excellent liberal arts college and a close-knit community. This combination provides excellent opportunities for students and faculty to take learning beyond the classroom. Quality is revealed, weaknesses are strengthened, and character is refined through intentional, individual relationships. Erskine is proud of the fact that faculty serve as mentors and often become lifelong friends with students.
Erskine College is located in the academic village of Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erskine College is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences institution with selective admissions. Erskine is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
It is the policy of Erskine College and Seminary to fully comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, military service, application for military service, or veteran status. The institution will utilize strategies designed to assure that qualified persons with disabilities, women, and legally protected minorities are well represented in applicant pools from which employees are selected.
As a religious educational institution, Erskine College and Seminary strives to achieve and maintain a Christ-centered environment. Consistent with that goal, Erskine College and Seminary shall exercise its theological, constitutional, and statutory right to take religion into account in all employment decisions.