Assistant Professor of English & Composition

Bethany College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in English & Composition at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall 2024.

The successful candidate will have competence in teaching Composition I and II, Literature (American and/or British), as well as assist in teaching Technical Writing and Writing for Business and Industry or Writing for College and Community.  An interest in Creative Writing and in particular poetry is a must for this position.  The candidate should have earned a Ph.D. in English with a Creative Writing focus.  ABDs will be considered with the expectation that the candidate will have completed the doctorate degree by the time of appointment. Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Bethany College is a teaching institution committed to excellence in teaching and faculty members teach a 4-4 load. However, in the first-year candidates will be teaching a 3-3 load.  Faculty are expected to engage in undergraduate advising, engaging in research/scholarship, participate in curriculum development and assessment, and serve on department and college committees.

The search for this position is open immediately and applications will be considered as received and the search will be completed when the position is filled. Please provide a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a current CV, 3 letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations (if available), and unofficial copies of both graduate and undergraduate transcript via email to

Bethany College is a national liberal arts college located on a beautiful and historic 1,300-acre mountaintop campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, approximately 40 miles west of downtown Pittsburgh. The state’s oldest private college, Bethany offers a wide array of B.A. and B.S. programs in more than 25 fields of study. Bethany is proud to have a particularly diverse student body with more than 30% students of color, more than 10% international students, and more than 40% first generation college students. Bethany College actively seeks a diverse faculty and staff. Bethany is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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