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Assistant or Associate Professor of English (Tenure Track)
Erskine College and Seminary
Location: Due West, South Carolina
Type: Full Time
Faculty Careers - Other
About Erskine College
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 College invites applications for the tenure-track position of assistant or associate professor of English beginning as early as January 2023. Applications are welcome from candidates with the following specializations: Anglophone World literature and/or Postcolonial literature in Translation, Victorian & Edwardian literature, Long Eighteenth Century literature. Preference will be shown to candidates with expertise and/or teaching experience in the following subjects: African American Lit, African Lit in Translation, Caribbean Lit, and Women’s Lit. Additional desirable fields include poetry writing, film studies, composition and rhetoric, Renaissance literature. Erskine places priority on teaching.
Erskine College prides itself on providing a Christian liberal arts education in a small, tight-knit community. Erskine boasts a collegial faculty who develop deep connections with one another. Faculty also develop close relationships with students both within and outside their respective disciplines.
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.
Candidates should expect a teaching load of 4-4 with each semester encompassing two sections of composition and literature, one survey of literature or a genre course, and one upper-level course (or another literature course, depending on departmental needs)
After the first year of teaching, faculty will serve on college committees and advise students, both majors and non-majors
A personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Commitment to Erskine’s vision and mission
Willingness to offer spiritual support to students and staff
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English in hand by start date
To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should complete the online application, which can be found here. In addition, please provide the following:
Resumé or curriculum vitae
Statement of faith describing the candidate’s relationship with Christ and reflecting on how that faith affects teaching