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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, Department of English & Literature
University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Faculty Careers - English Literature and Composition
Faculty Careers - Other
Internal Number: F00078
The University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks an engaging teacher and writer to join its full-time faculty beginning Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. Expertise in Creative Writing is required; additional expertise in Professional Writing or Rhetoric/Composition is also beneficial. Although the faculty member in this position may teach occasional courses in literature, the primary emphasis of the position will be on writing. This position is full-time, promotable, and eligible for extended contract. A complete application includes: (1) Faculty Application for Employment, (2) letter of interest, and (3) curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of English & Literature offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The English major is divided into four concentrations: literature, writing, literature and writing, and linguistics. A related Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts/Literature Education major is offered through the School of Education. Four academic minors are offered: English, linguistics, literature, and writing.
Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Teach core Composition and Critical Thinking and Writing courses, creative and professional writing courses in the major, and other undergraduate English courses commensurate with department needs and the faculty member’s specialization.
Advise English majors, fulfilling assigned departmental duties, holding office hours, and attending department/faculty meetings, convocations, commencements, serving on committees, being actively involved with professional organizations, and other functions as requested by the Department Chair, College Dean, or Provost.
Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with the University to disciple students in growing intellectually and spiritually, and with Northwestern Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their faith.
Secondary job responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Assisting with miscellaneous department duties as requested.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in Creative Writing required
Experience teaching English, preferably at the college or university level
An active agenda for creative or scholarly projects, with a significant record of publication in creative writing
Experience in professional writing preferred
Experience using a learning management system such as Moodle, Blackboard, or Canvas preferred
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern’s mission, doctrinal statement and Declaration of Christian Community.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Commitment to excellence in teaching and academic advising of undergraduates
Commitment to student success that includes recruitment and retention
Strong knowledge base in educational foundation, instructional methods, classroom management, and teacher development required
Understanding of curriculum and course development, including course and program assessment
Ability to integrate Christian worldview into classroom instruction
Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, kind, and tactful manner
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a team
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
Basic computer proficiency
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to pass a background check upon hire and periodically throughout the course of employment
Work Environment: The work environment involves working for a suburban, Christian university alongside those with a demonstrated commitment and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission and values of the University and an agreement to abide by all University policies.
University of Northwestern - St. Paul is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian institution offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Northwestern is an intentional community of faith, living, and learning located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1902, Northwestern has been committed to providing Christ-centered, academically excellent education for men and women from around the world. Northwestern’s 100-acre campus is nestled along the shores of Lake Johanna. The downtown areas of both Saint Paul and Minneapolis can be reached within 15 minutes, providing easy access to hundreds of cultural and recreational activities in the Twin Cities.