Overview

Anderson University (South Carolina) and the College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for a full-time faculty member in English. This is a nine-month position with a start date of August 2024. An earned doctorate in English is required; ABDs will be considered. Experience teaching at the undergraduate level is preferred. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled. Faculty rank and status will be determined at the time of appointment based upon degrees, experience, and record of scholarship.

Building on a liberal arts foundation, the Department of English offers majors in three concentrations: Literature, Creative Writing, and Writing and Digital Studies. The ideal candidate will have a specialization in American Literature and could potentially contribute to the Creative Writing and Writing and Digital Studies concentrations. All faculty are required to teach in the first-year composition program. English faculty maintain a teaching load of 24 credit hours per academic year, advise, and contribute with service.

The largest private university in South Carolina, Anderson University is an innovative and entrepreneurial comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. AU is one of just a handful of universities in the world to be receive of Apple’s Distinguished School recognition four times. In addition to being named as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, AU was ranked by U.S News & World Report as the #2 Regional College in the South with a Strong Commitment to Teaching. We are located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, a growing and thriving community with award-winning public schools with convenient access to major cities and year-round outdoor recreation. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, active in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of faith.

This is an on-site, in-person role. Applicants must submit a digital cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial copies of their relevant graduate coursework, and an AU faculty application to:

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

The dedicated faculty and staff of Anderson University are committed to assuring a Christ-centered educational environment of excellence. In order to fulfil its religious tenets, and as recognized by law, those seeking employment at the University must be of the Christian faith and agree to respect and not undermine the University’s mission, values, vision, and Statement of Faith. Inquiries related to our commitment to diversity may be directed to [email protected].