Assistant Professor of English

Illinois College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in composition and rhetoric to begin August 2024. The successful applicant will have college-level teaching experience and expertise in first-year composition and developmental writing.  Teaching duties include face-to-face instruction in first-year composition, developmental writing, intermediate composition, and courses in the new hire’s area of specialization. Preference for candidates with the ability to expand our curriculum by designing new courses in their areas of passion. Experience with online pedagogy preferred as there may be opportunities to teach fully online classes. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preference for interest in student-faculty research.

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students. Currently, our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential. 

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity. The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

A completed Ph.D. is preferred, but highly qualified ABD candidates will be considered. Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format. 

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body
  • Contact information for three references.

Review of applications begins March 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

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