Department Chair, English

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks candidates for the position of tenured Associate or Full Professor of English and Department Chair, to begin fall of 2023. We welcome applications from scholars and writers in any subfield in English, including literary studies, creative writing, and rhetoric and composition.

The Department of English is home to a nationally ranked graduate program (MA and PhD) as well as a strong undergraduate Major and Minor. We anticipate growth in several areas, particularly creative writing. Our students have the option to concentrate in literature, creative writing, and rhetoric and composition. We also deliver the university's core undergraduate writing program, along with core classes in literature and creative writing. In addition to maintaining a robust program of creative or scholarly projects, each faculty member in the department teaches at every level of the curriculum. The department has strong service commitments to the university and the St. Louis community.

The ordinary teaching load for tenure line faculty in the English department is 2/2, and this is typically reduced for the department chair in recognition of the time required for administrative duties.

Qualified applicants must hold a terminal degree in a relevant field, possess an ongoing record of scholarship or creative endeavor commensurate with tenured rank, excel as a teacher and mentor, possess relevant administrative experience, and demonstrate commitment to recruiting and supporting diverse faculty and students while fostering a culture that promotes justice and equity.

All applications must be made online at Applicants should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae that includes a list of three references. For additional information, contact the external chair of the search committee, Scott Ragland, Chair of Philosophy ( Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2022.

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Saint Louis University Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

Vaccine Protocol: Saint Louis University will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances.


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