Assistant Professor of English

Lyon College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English beginning in August 2024. All candidates should have their terminal degree. The English department seeks an energetic generalist who will teach primarily composition and world literature courses in the College’s general education program, as well as specialty courses within the major in fields such as creative writing, environmental literature, or literature and science. Additional responsibilities will include academic advising and service on college committees beginning in the second year. Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of philosophies of liberal learning as well as the distinctive nature of teaching at a small liberal arts college. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Lyon College is a private, selective liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is located in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and historic town of 11,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area and named by USA Today as the best city to live in in Arkansas. The College currently enrolls almost 600 undergraduate students from 29 states and 14 foreign countries. Entering freshmen have an average high school GPA of 3.7. Interested candidates should send a teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, contact information for three current references, and a statement describing a philosophy of liberal learning to Human Resources, P.O. Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503-2317 or electronically to Review of the application will begin January 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Lyon College does not discriminate with respect to the hiring of applicants or with respect to the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. It is the continuing policy of Lyon College to comply with any federal or state law regarding equal employment opportunities. To learn more about Lyon College go to

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