Assistant Professor of English: Literature and Writing

Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English, beginning August 2024. We seek candidates who would excel at teaching in a small college, seminar setting, who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, who clearly convey their passion for literature and writing, and who would appreciate and take advantage of the connections possible at a student-centered liberal arts institution.  

The ideal candidate would be a generalist who is prepared to teach introductory and upper-level courses in both literature and writing. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in Global Anglophone, Indigenous, Black, Latinx, postcolonial, and other historically underrepresented literatures and/or experience and interest in teaching creative nonfiction.   

Faculty at Centenary are expected to be student-centered, focusing heavily on engaged, innovative teaching in small class settings, advising individual and group student research projects, and mentoring students. Candidates are also required to have a record of scholarship and/or creative publication and a clear research agenda. The standard teaching load is six courses per year, with opportunities to teach in immersive May and August terms and to participate in college-wide programs such as Centenary in Paris. A completed Ph.D. by August 2024 is required.  

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college. Centenary’s beautiful campus in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood is home to a community of faculty, staff, and students who encourage each other to think critically, care deeply, and achieve more. Centenary is Louisiana’s only U.S. News & World Report Top National Liberal Arts College and is ranked as one of Princeton Review’s “Best 388 Colleges.” The College is located in the Shreveport-Bossier City metroplex in NW Louisiana which boasts a rich cultural heritage and easy access to other major cities in the South. 

Centenary College offers excellent benefits to faculty including comprehensive insurance options, retirement matching, free on campus benefits including membership to the campus fitness center and entry to all athletic and performance events, and annual support for professional development. 

Centenary 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 encourage applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. EOE.  

To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of all unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher learning, teaching philosophy, professional activity plan, and a writing sample (scholarly, creative, or a combination of the two; 15-25 pages), to or:    

English Department Search Committee    

c/o Department of Human Resources    

Centenary College of Louisiana    

2911 Centenary Boulevard    

Shreveport, LA 71104    

Candidate materials should address experience and/or commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and to advancing the College's commitment to diversity. Candidates who advance in the search will be asked to provide unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation. Official transcripts are required before a candidate can be hired. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2023, and the review will continue until the position is filled. 

Similar searches: Full-time, 4-year college or university, English, English education, Professor, Assistant, Louisiana