Assistant Professor of English (linguistics), Tenure-track

Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in language/linguistics, with a position start date of mid-August 2023. Requirements: PhD in English, Linguistics, or related field by start date; a record of innovation and excellence in teaching; experience teaching courses that foster a deep understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion; and a demonstrated commitment to teaching first-year courses in the core curriculum. Applicants whose teaching and scholarship focus on social justice in linguistics, English pedagogy, and/or the history of the English language are especially encouraged to apply. 


A successful applicant will be prepared to teach six classes per year (totaling 24 semester hours), including introductory linguistics and English grammar, as well as first-year writing or first-year global seminar in the Elon Core Curriculum. The applicant should also be equipped to mentor students pursuing independent research projects and to support the growing TESOL minor and/or English teacher licensure concentration. 


Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at 


The English department at Elon University offers two majors: English, with concentrations in creative writing, literature, secondary education, and a self-designed option; and Professional Writing and Rhetoric. The department is also home to multiple interdisciplinary minors. To learn more about the English department, visit the English department website:


All applicants should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Include your name in the subject line. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. 


Applications must be received by October 21, 2022 for full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people who foster respect for human differences, passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All our employees’ points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility. 


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