Assistant Professor

Marshall University
January 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$10,000
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    Position Information

    Banner Position Number 000057

    Position Title Assistant Professor Classification Title Assistant Professor Department English - MU2646 Job Description

    The Department of English at Marshall University invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in Shakespeare/Early Modern British literature, beginning August 2023. We are interested in a candidate who could contribute to one or more of the following secondary areas: digital humanities, disability studies, film studies, Appalachian studies, critical theory, professional writing, digital writing and rhetoric, and multimodal composition. Teaching experience and evidence of publication or scholarly potential required as well as Ph.D. in English (or related field) in hand by time of appointment.

    Duties will include a full-time teaching load of 12 hours per semester, in addition to advising, participation in scholarship and/or creative activities, service, and other duties as designated by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and/or Chair of the Department of English.

    We seek a candidate who will contribute to the English Department curriculum through the courses required of most majors (ENG 350, 355, and 499). The department also seeks a candidate who will contribute to the University's general education curriculum and its emphasis on using high-impact teaching practices, particularly those affiliated with one (or more) of the institution's pedagogical initiatives (e.g., Community-based Learning, Critical Thinking, First Year Seminar, Writing Across Curriculum, etc.). Additionally, the ideal candidate will contribute to the College's support of interdisciplinary programs of study.

    The search committee requests that applicants submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a current CV to Marshall University's PeopleAdmin system. (Additional documents will be requested later from applicants invited to video-screening interviews and interviews on campus.) Completed electronic applications received by January 20, 2023, will receive priority consideration.

    Marshall University is an AA/EOE institution committed to developing a diverse faculty and staff. Candidates interviewing on campus must have unofficialtranscripts (undergraduate & graduate) forwarded directly to the department chair by their degree-granting institutions, prior to an on- campus interview.

    Location MU - Marshall University Salary Range Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and internal equity.


    Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.

    Required Qualifications


    PhD in English or related field.


    Teaching experience and evidence of publication or scholarly potential required.

    Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.

    Preferred Qualifications



    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number MU1243F

    Open Date 12/21/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary

    The search committee requests that three reference letters to be submitted with your application. Please enter your references' information in the Reference Letter Submission section of the application. Your references will be notified via email to submit their reference letters to the search committee in our Applicant Tracking system.

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  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
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