Assistant Professor of English

Assistant Professor of English  -  Lyon College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English beginning in August 2022. A Ph.D. in British literature is required, and the committee welcomes specializations falling between the Middle Ages and the present. The College invites applicants with secondary fields such as women’s and gender studies, queer theory, or British multiethnic literature. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in and enthusiasm for teaching both surveys of British literature—from Beowulf to the 18th century and from Romanticism to the present. The successful candidate will also be responsible for teaching first-year composition and world literature, with additional responsibilities including academic advising and service on college committees. 

Experience at a small, residential liberal arts college as a student or as a faculty member is desirable; absent that experience, an understanding of the difference between a small college and a university and the desire to be on the faculty of a small college are important. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Lyon College is a private, selective liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is located in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and historic town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area. The College currently enrolls almost 600 undergraduate students from 25 states and 11 foreign countries. Entering freshmen have an average high school GPA of 3.5 and an average ACT composite of 24. Candidates should send a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarly productivity, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current references to Human Resources, P.O. Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503-2317 or electronically to to receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by December 31st, 2021. Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. To learn more about Lyon College go to

Lyon College does not discriminate with respect to the hiring of applicants or with the respect to the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. It is the continuing policy of Lyon College to comply with any federal or state law regarding equal employment opportunities.


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