Assistant Professor in English-Non Tenure Track

High Point University’s Department of English invites applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Professor in English with emphasis in Professional Writing.  MA in English or related field with significant industry experience in professional or technical writing, or an MFA or PhD required. As a comprehensive university with a liberal arts mission, we especially seek applicants who can demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates.

The successful candidate will have teaching experience in professional and/or technical writing with an active research agenda and demonstrated potential for scholarly publication. Desired areas of interest include but are not limited to: technical documentation, print and digital publishing, user experience design, and writing for public audiences. Candidates who are committed to interdisciplinary teaching and research and have relevant teaching experience working with high achieving students (honors classes), First Year Seminar programs (2 classes), or collaborative or project-based approaches (all classes) are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach and develop courses for a minor in Public and Professional Writing. The HPU English Department comprises a collegial group of full-time faculty representing Composition, Technical and Professional Communication, Creative Writing, and Literature who regularly teach general education courses as well as courses in their area of specialization. All High Point University faculty teach a 3/3 load and enjoy generous professional development funding with opportunities to make a significant impact on the institution’s academic life.  

HPU is a private comprehensive institution, rooted in the liberal arts, with 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 37 countries. High Point University currently offers 48 undergraduate majors, 51 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in educational leadership, pharmacy, and physical therapy. 

High Point University is committed to academic excellence. Students are mentored by caring faculty who are actively involved in teaching and scholarly research. HPU’s signature experiential learning program differentiates this collegiate experience from others, and reinforces what is taught in the classroom while providing students with resources for professional networking and deep, practical knowledge of their fields. 

High Point University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

To apply, submit in a single document, electronic copies of a cover letter which addresses the candidate's teaching experience and current research agenda as well as a c.v., a statement of teaching philosophy and a list of 3 references.

Upload application material as one file to the following link: Faculty Employment Opportunities (

Review of applications begins immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. 

For more information regarding this position, please contact Bryan Vescio, Chair and Professor of English at

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