Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of English

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The English Department of the University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in fall 2022. The successful candidate will have a PhD with an emphasis in Rhetoric or Writing Studies and an ability to teach in film/media studies or sociolinguistics.  We are also interested in candidates who can contribute to our current Black Studies and Film Studies minors.  Teaching responsibilities will be in first-year writing with the opportunity to teach in our undergraduate concentration in Professional Writing and the MA in Writing program.  Teaching experience and evidence of publication or scholarly potential are required, as well as a PhD in hand by the time of appointment.  Duties will include a 4/4 full-time teaching load in addition to advising, scholarship, and service, and other duties as designated by the Department Chair.  Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2021. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Our department website can be found at: https://www.una.edu/english/

The University of North Alabama is the state’s oldest public university and sits on a beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama.  Florence is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals, which is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals Sound.

Minimum qualifications include: PhD with an emphasis in Rhetoric or Writing Studies is required by the time of appointment; ABD candidates will be accepted, provided the PhD program is complete by Fall 2022; Ability to teach in film/media studies or sociolinguistics is required; Candidates who can contribute to our current Black Studies and Film Studies minors are desired; Teaching experience and evidence of publication or scholarly potential are required.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/6033.  Applications will only be accepted via this system.  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references, teaching philosophy, and a one-page diversity/equity/inclusion statement. Information regarding the diversity/equity/inclusion statement can be found here: https://www.una.edu/humanresources/files/forms-links/diversity_statement_faculty.pdf. Transcripts are also required but may be submitted at a later date.  Please see the special instructions to applicants section of the online posting for more details.  For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256.765.4291.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

We welcome candidates from underrepresented groups or who have taken non-traditional pathways to and through higher education—including candidates who have received degrees from interdisciplinary or nontraditional degree programs.


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