Assistant Professor of English

Centenary College of Louisiana invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English, beginning August 2022. We seek candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, who understand the nature  of teaching in a liberal arts setting, who excel at conveying their passion for literature and writing, and who would contribute to  Centenary's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Candidates should be prepared to teach in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction writing seminars, our first-year writing courses, and upper-level literature classes. The ideal candidate will have experience in teaching African American and/or  Southern literature and working with students on editing and publishing. Candidates should have an earned Ph.D. or M.F.A. by August 2022.

The unique format of the Centenary schedule, where each semester consists of a regular term and an immersion term,  allows faculty to be creative in developing departmental and interdisciplinary course offerings, including courses for programs such as Centenary in Paris in the fall or May Immersion classes in the spring. The annual teaching load is 3-3. 

Centenary offers an undergraduate liberal arts environment where faculty members work closely with students both in and out of the classroom, participate in interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular pursuits, and enjoy the support of faculty and staff colleagues from across the College.

Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher learning, a teaching philosophy, a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, a writing sample (either scholarly or  creative; 15-25 pages), and three letters of recommendation. 

To apply, send application materials to or:

Department of Human Resources

Centenary College of Louisiana

2911 Centenary Boulevard

Shreveport, Louisiana 71104


For best consideration, applications should be received by March 7.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is a  member of the Associated Colleges of the South.


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