Overview

Shenandoah University’s College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of English and Writing beginning August 2019. This is a full time benefited faculty position located at our main campus in Winchester, Virginia.

Primary responsibilities
We seek a professional writer who will serve Shenandoah University’s mission to educate and inspire students to be critical, reflective thinkers who have the ability to make responsible contributions through effective communication across fields, disciplines, and communities. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate first-year composition, professional writing, creative writing, writing courses targeting non-English majors, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The teaching load is 4/4 with a course release available for scholarly purposes. All faculty at Shenandoah University are expected to perform community and university service, serve as student advisors, and continue as active scholars in their fields.

Qualifications
A Ph.D. in hand is required by the appointment date. We are particularly interested in candidates with specializations in writing program administration, writing in the disciplines, or composition/rhetoric, who can develop Shenandoah’s Professional and Popular Writing minor and provide writing outreach to schools outside of Arts and Sciences, including the Health Professions, Nursing, Business, and Conservatory. Desirable candidates will embrace interdisciplinary studies with an eagerness to teach First-Year Seminars and linked courses with other faculty from across the university. We also welcome qualified applicants with interests in digital humanities, creative and/or technical writing, film, and/or new teaching technologies.

Complete application submissions will include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants must submit all requested documentation and meet all noted requirements of the job in order to be considered for the position. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A pre-employment background check will be required. If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will also be required.

To apply for this position, go to the following page at https://shenandoahuniversity-careers.silkroad.com/. At the resulting page, click on the “Assistant/Associate Professor of English and Writing” job title written in blue under the heading “Latest Job Listings” on the left side of that screen; then click one of the “Resume/CV” button choices in the “Apply” box at the bottom of the posting to input your information. If this is the first time you will have applied to a Shenandoah University position using this automated process, choose the “New” option. Be prepared to upload the previously referenced documents as you go through this process.