Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of First-Year Writing

The Department of English, Languages, and Linguistics at Gordon College invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of First-Year Writing. Teaching requirements will be in both first-year writing and upper-level literature courses. Position to begin August 2024. Rank will be commensurate with experience.

Gordon’s first-year writing course is known as “The Great Conversation;” this course also serves as the College’s first-year seminar. The program employs adjunct faculty, as well as students who serve as peer mentors in each class.

Gordon College is a Christian liberal arts college located in Massachusetts on Boston’s North Shore, a beautiful coastal area with easy access to Boston. Core to the Gordon College mission and curriculum are faculty commitments to integrate faith, learning, and living; cultivate imagination with a disposition of hope; and inspire creative contributions to God’s purposes in a wide range of disciplines. The Gordon College community has made a commitment to pursuing shalom, a right ordering of relationships and actions resulting in the affirmation of human dignity and the flourishing of community. We are interested in candidates who can help us live out this commitment through research and practice.


  • Manage the first-year writing program, to include:
    • Updating and revising the curriculum;
    • Scheduling; 
    • Hiring and supporting part-time faculty; 
    • Hiring and training student peer mentors; 
    • Serving on the first-year experience committee;
  • Teach literature courses in the English major, with a focus on British Literature after 1700 OR contemporary literature; and
  • Serve as an academic advisor for English majors and minors.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD in English Literature or Rhetoric and Composition;
  • Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching in both composition and literature;
  • Experience teaching and working administratively in a composition program;
  • Personal commitment to Christianity, the Christian mission of the College, and the integration of faith and learning;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty colleagues and other campus stakeholders;
  • An active research program; and
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the context of Christian higher education.

Interested applicants must submit:

  • A cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in this position, which should include fit with the Christian mission of Gordon College; teaching and research interests; administrative experience; and approach to leadership in higher education;
  • A CV that includes the names and contact information for three references; and
  • A sample of academic or professional writing (20-30 pages).

TO APPLY, please navigate to this link: review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   

Gordon College is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, or disability.

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