Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy - Assistant Professor Modernist Literature

(Recruitment Number 631012)

Washburn University’s English Department, College of Arts and Sciences, seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of English in the field of Modernist Literature with a secondary emphasis in Critical Theory and Contemporary Literature to join a vital undergraduate Literature program beginning August 2013 (pending availability of funds).  Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship and must have earned a Ph.D. by the time of appointments (ABD considered for non-tenure track Lecturer with conversion to tenure track Assistant Professor upon completion of Ph.D.).  As part of a four-course per semester teaching load, the position comprises teaching undergraduate literature courses in the major and core curriculum and composition courses in the core curriculum.  The candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively teach a wide array of composition courses including developmental, first-year, and advanced composition.  A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, as is the willingness to advise and mentor students.  Washburn University has around 7,000 students, with 150+ English majors.  Please send copies (Word or PDF) of letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of scholarship, copies of transcripts, and three letters of references to Dr. Danny Wade, Chair, Department of English, by e-mail to  english@washburn.edu.  Application review begins January 15, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.  Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.  Washburn University is an EOE.