Visiting Assistant Professor of English

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The Wabash College English Department invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2024. Candidates should have primary expertise in writing studies; area of specialization is open. A secondary interest in literary studies is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will teach Composition, Business & Technical Writing, and other courses as needed, with the possibility of developing literature and/or writing classes based on areas of specialization. Teaching load is three courses per semester. Ph.D. preferred, but ABD candidates will also be considered.  

Wabash College offers competitive salaries and benefits with substantial support for conference travel. Strong applicants will have an appreciation for the broad intellectual community of a liberal arts college and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate mentoring and teaching. Wabash College is within 50 miles of Indianapolis, a major metropolitan area, and draws on the collaborative resources of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, of which it is a member.

In the midst of a strategic transformation to advance the success of first-generation students, students of color, and students from low-income families, Wabash College is committed to attracting and effectively supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty. Approximately 25% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, 30% of our students are first-generation college students, and about 22% of our students identify as domestic students of color. Wabash has been home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies for more than fifty years, is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, is a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and is a member of Colleges That Change Lives.

Applications must be submitted electronically at www.wabash.edu/employment. Review begins on April 2, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. At the time of application, applicants will submit the following:

· A letter of interest that in part addresses qualifications for teaching;

· Curriculum vita;

· Statement of teaching philosophy;

· Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and

· Email addresses for three persons who will submit confidential letters of recommendation.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Derek Mong, department chair, at mongd@wabash.edu. Application questions may be directed to Ms. Dawn Hoffman, academic administrative coordinator, at hoffmand@wabash.edu.

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.


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