Purpose of Job
The successful candidate will fulfill the customary duties of a full time faculty member at Alcorn State University, including but not limited to teaching a 4/4 load per academic year, comprised of composition courses, sophomore literature courses and upper level English courses.

Scope of Responsibilities
Faculty responsibilities include teaching a 4/4 load, being available to students for conferences and advising, participating in faculty governance and service to the university, and producing scholarship commensurate with rank and teaching responsibilities.

Essential Job Functions

  • Meet all scheduled classes on time;
  • Maintain approved office hours;
  • Attend faculty and committee meetings as required;
  • Participate in departmental governance;
  • Produce scholarship as required;
  • Manage classroom skillfully;
  • Attend special university functions as required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to use software such as Word, Excel, and Learning Management Systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in working with low income and first generation students


  • A Ph.D. in English is required, with specialties in British Literature and Rhetoric & Comp preferred. Also preferred is evidence of effective college-level teaching in English.