Assistant Professor of American Literature

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The School of Humanities at Barton College seeks candidates for a full-time Assistant Professor of American Literature with an anticipated start date of August 2017. This is a tenure-track appointment.

Barton College is a four-year, private college in Wilson, N.C. The College is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 7th in 2017 Best Value Schools in Regional Colleges of the South and 13th in the top-tier 2017 Best Regional Colleges of the South, and by Princeton Review as one of the 2017 Best Colleges in the Southeast. In addition to providing a challenging academic environment, Barton is committed to celebrating bold thinking among our faculty and staff as they nurture bold leadership development among our students.


  • Teach undergraduate courses in American Literature (4+4 course load with class sizes capped at 20). Additional teaching assignments may include the college’s general education courses and possibly secondary interests such as film.
  • Interest in helping edit Barton’s long-standing literary journal, Crucible, will be a plus, as well as interest in advising our English Club and student literary magazine.
  • Ongoing professional engagement is expected, as is student advising,and participation in School of Humanities, college, and professional service.
  • Potential ability to recruit students for the major is also desirable.


  • Doctorate in hand
  • Commitment to excellence in undergraduate education
  • Ability and commitment to teach all undergraduate levels of American Literature
  • Demonstrated record of successful college teaching

Application Process

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, completed application packets should be received by 2/27/2017. Responsibilities will begin with the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications must include letter of interest, current vita, statement on teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three people who are willing to serve as references, with at least one of the references able to address teaching ability and potential. Applications should be directed electronically to:

Dr. James Clark, Dean
School of Humanities
Barton College

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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