Assistant Professor of English

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The School of Humanities at Barton College invites applications for a full-time, assistant professor, tenure track position in Creative Writing and/or Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. Possible areas of expertise outside of her/his creative writing specialties include technical and professional writing, visual rhetoric, digital humanities, medical humanities, etc. This position has an anticipated start date of August 2022.


The successful candidate will lead 24 (twenty-four) credit hours annually at all levels of the curriculum including composition. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, holding office hours, assisting students outside of class, active participation in the life of the School and College, and commitment to active contributions in the profession. These contributions may include mentoring of student projects and development of pedagogy that engages students and fosters deep learning. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching with evidence of active student engagement. An ability to assist in the recruitment of students for the English major will be necessary.

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Terminal degree in English or related field that demonstrates competency to teach in areas within the English major
  • Demonstration of excellence in teaching
  • Ability to effectively advise students
  • Collaborative disposition with a commitment to service
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to working with students and colleagues of diverse backgrounds

Application Process

Review of applicants will begin on April 11, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Responsibilities will begin with the 2022-2023 academic year. Applications must include letter of interest, current vita, statement on teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three people who are willing to serve as reference with at least one of the referees able to address teaching ability and potential. Applications should be directed electronically to:

Dr. Liz Kiser
Associate VP for Academic Affairs and Dean,
School of Humanities
Barton College

Barton College is a four-year liberal arts college in eastern North Carolina, located along the I-95 corridor and one hour east of Raleigh, with an affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Accordingly, the institution promotes freedom of inquiry and inclusiveness.

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. Any claims of discrimination for Title IX or otherwise should be directed to our Title IX Coordinator, Victoria A. Morris, at P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893, or at 252-399-6330 or

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