Murphy Fellow in Literature and Language - English

Murphy Fellow in Literature and Language - English

Hendrix College invites applications for a Murphy Fellow in Literature and Language - English, to begin in August 2023 for a three-year term position. The College seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college. The Foundation seeks applications from post-doctoral and post-M.F.A. scholars whose teaching and writing focus on creative nonfiction and literary studies (open field). Experience teaching introductory writing courses is also desirable. The Fellow will have the opportunity to teach an Oxford-style tutorial course in creative writing or literature; appropriate training in that pedagogy will be provided by the college.

The Murphy Fellow in English is expected to be in residence at Hendrix throughout three academic years. This is a blended teaching-programmatic position and is one of three Murphy Fellows in the departments of English, Languages, and Theatre Arts and Dance. As a faculty member, the Murphy Fellow in English teaches three courses in the first year (one in the fall semester and two in the spring) and four courses in the second and third years (two in the fall and two in the spring). As program staff, the Fellow supports the Murphy Scholars Program through organizational assistance, informal advising and mentoring of Scholars, and community-building. Doctorate is preferred; ABD or M.F.A. will be considered. The salary is $59,000 annually, plus benefits, plus $2,000 in moving expenses and $1,200 in professional development funds.

The programmatic part of the position serves the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation (, an endowment whose mission is the enrichment and enhancement of literature and language at Hendrix College. Although much of the Foundation’s programming is college-wide, its core activity centers on the Murphy Scholars Program in Literature and Language (

While the Murphy Fellows teach non–Murphy Scholars as well as Murphy Scholars, beyond the classroom their primary role is mentorship of the Murphy Scholars. Under the supervision of the Foundation Director, Fellows assist with program organization, advise Scholars about literature and language cocurricular projects, and attend literary and language-related events such as talks by visiting writers, student presentations, and informal literature and language discussions). Fellows are encouraged to take part collegially in the general life of their departments and Hendrix as a whole.

Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and graduate transcripts. Materials should be submitted electronically at In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent by e-mail to Address cover letter to Dr. Tyrone Jaeger, English Department Chair. Review of materials will begin on March 8, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Hendrix College is an equal opportunity employer, and all applications will be considered without regard to race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other characteristic specified by law. The College is committed to maintaining an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Bridgette Gray, Assistant Manager, Human Resources & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 1600 Washington Ave, Conway, AR 72032;, 501-450-1415. Julie Brown, Director of Academic Success and Section 504 Coordinator, (not for applications), 501-505-2954.

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