Assistant Professor of English - Literary Studies

Hendrix College invites applications for a two-year term position for an Assistant Professor of English-Literary Studies to begin in August 2021. The College seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college. Doctorate is preferred; ABD will be considered. This position involves a 3-3 teaching load. The first year of this position splits the teaching load between composition and introductory literature courses (in the faculty's genre/area of focus), and the second year of this position involves teaching a range of composition and introductory/advanced literature courses in area of specialization.

Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and a statement of scholarly interest. These materials should address how the candidate’s courses, pedagogy, and interests contribute to an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse community. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be requested and sent by e-mail to  The candidate’s cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Toni Jaudon, search committee chair.  Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and can be submitted at Review of materials will begin June 23 and will continue until the position is filled.

Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.  The College, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Hendrix College strives to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where members of the Hendrix Community treat each other with respect, dignity and courtesy. The College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or national origin.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Shawn Goicoechea, Assistant Director of Human Resources & Title IX Deputy Coordinator 1600 Washington Ave, Conway, AR 72032 501-450-1415

Julie Brown, Director of Academic Success and Section 504 Coordinator, (not for applications), 501-505-2954

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