Assistant Professor of English

Spartanburg Methodist College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment for an Assistant Professor of English with a focus in Rhetoric and Composition beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. The teaching load is 4/4. Candidates are expected to contribute broadly to the department by teaching lower-level courses, as well as developing upper-level courses in their area of specialization. The successful candidate should have expertise and interest in innovative pedagogies, demonstrate a record of teaching excellence, possess a commitment to service, and show potential for research and scholarship. 

Spartanburg Methodist College has a long history of providing excellent undergraduate education for students who are traditionally underserved. The institution seeks qualified candidates who possess the skills and abilities to work with students who have academic and life challenges. The successful candidate will have a clearly articulated teaching philosophy; experience with first-generation, non-traditional, and/or traditionally underserved student populations; and a record of teaching excellence. Spartanburg Methodist College particularly welcomes applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • A PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related discipline. (ABD with identified completion date will also be considered). We are especially interested in candidates with areas of specialization in professional writing; technical communication; digital and social media studies; visual rhetorics; business, grant, and non-profit writing; or editing and publishing. Additional experience with creative writing and/or journalism is welcome.
  • 2 years of teaching experience at the college level is preferred

Please submit the following to apply:

  • cover letter explaining your interest in the position, qualifications, and reason you are applying
  • curriculum vitae
  • college transcripts (can submit copies/unofficial transcripts to apply, but will be required to submit official copies to be hired)

 Application deadline is January 15, 2024.

About the College:  Founded in 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. SMC is growing significantly, adding new programs, and consistently evaluating operations because of a campus-wide commitment to innovation and a passion for designing all campus programs to serve its student population intentionally. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees. SMC is committed to its student demographic and believes that global impact is possible through their success.

Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program.

SMC does not maintain an open application file. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered.

Similar searches: Full-time, 4-year college or university, English, Professor, Assistant, South Carolina