Assistant Professor of English

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of English                                   Job number:

Department: School of Arts and Sciences                                        Salary Grade:

Report To: Chair, Department of Humanities                                   Status: Full-time




The Department of Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences at Paine College located in Augusta, Georgia invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English.


Paine College is a private institution steeped in the tenets of Methodism that provides a liberal arts education of the highest quality. The college emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare spiritually-centered men and women for positions of leadership and service.


Faculty in the Department of Humanities are expected to teach undergraduate courses, which may include evening, weekend, and/or online courses; advise students; conduct socially significant research; engage in teaching practices with an acute focus on documenting student learning; serve on faculty committees,; attend department faculty, and other meetings; attend College convocations; and pursue professional service opportunities at the local, regional, and national levels.



The Department of Humanities is seeking qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of English.



Full-time teaching of undergraduate courses which may include evening, weekend and/or on-line courses. The courses include English Composition I, English Composition II, Public Speaking, Introduction to Literature, British Literature from Beowulf to 1784, British Literature since 1784, Shakespearean Drama, World Literature in Translation I, World Literature in Translation II, and possibly an English elective such as The Modern Novel. The candidate should have teaching experience at the college level including serving on college committees, advising students, supervising undergraduate student research projects and performing other duties as assigned.



The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in English or a related field from an educational institution approved by the Department of Education.

·         Emphasis in World Literature/British Literature is desired.

·         Previous collegiate teaching experience is desired.

·         Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English.

·         Strong interpersonal skills with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experiences; nine-month position with potential for summer employment.



Appointment to begin spring semester 2020 (January 2, 2020).


To Apply


Complete an application for employment online'

Submit the following materials to apply for the position(s):

Letter of interest that details the applicant's expertise and outlines the applicant's qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and all unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education attended by the applicant.  If hired, official transcripts must be submitted within one (1) month of hire.



For specific questions regarding this posting contact:

Chair, Department of Humanities

Professor Nancy Bookhart



Expected Start Date:

January 2, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Staging Enabled