Professor of English (OPEN RANK)

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College seeks to hire a tenure-track professor, rank open, to begin August 1, 2022. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by time of appointment. All areas of specialization in Linguistics, 5-12 English Education, and/or Professional and Technical Writing will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, as well as an active scholarly agenda.

Candidates will have opportunities to teach in the general education curriculum and in a range of interdisciplinary programs such as Film & Screen Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Environmental Studies. Interest in, and ability to provide leadership for, the newly created Race and Ethnic Studies minor will be weighed in a candidate’s favor. We seek a colleague whose scholarship and teaching are theoretically grounded in race studies.

North Central College values diversity and is committed to social justice, equity and inclusiveness. Experience working with diverse student populations or communities will be weighed in a candidate’s favor.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a nationally recognized institution of about 3000 students, located in Naperville, IL, a thriving suburb just west of Chicago. North Central College is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit: North Central College is an EEO Employer.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references in an electronic format to For further information, please email Dr. Jennifer Smith, Chair, Department and Search Committee,

Review of applications will begin November 19 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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