Faculty: English

Concordia University Ann Arbor

United States

December 25, 2021


Concordia University is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.

Position Summary

Concordia University (CU) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in its Department of English in the area of Rhetoric and Composition. Main responsibilities will include a 4-4 teaching load of courses primarily in composition and developmental writing. Other teaching opportunities may include upper level courses in Advanced Writing, Technical and Professional Writing and/or Digital Humanities. Concordia University emphasizes classroom teaching and active participation in campus life, and all faculty engage in scholarship, committee work, and advising. This position reports to the English Department Chair and is located on the Mequon, WI campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Each faculty member is expected to comply with all rules and regulations for University faculty as outlined in the CU and Faculty Handbooks. In addition, each has the following responsibilities:

1. Academic

  • Teach academic credits per year, or the equivalent
  • Participate actively in curriculum development and assessment
  • Hold office hours each week when classes are in session
  • 2. Scholarship

  • Perform research, scholarship or creative activities according to the standards established in the CU Faculty handbook
  • 3. Service Responsibilities

  • Serve actively on committees within the department, school and/or university
  • Assist in student recruitment, advising and mentoring
  • Attend opening service, faculty retreat and commencement exercises
  • Attend and participate in plenary faculty meetings and the annual faculty retreat
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Exhibits a willingness and ability to work with diverse individuals and organizations
  • Familiar with the university campus life
  • Able to deal with interruptions and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to present a Christian and professional manner
  • Candidates should possess strong written and oral communications skills
  • Able to travel occasionally on behalf of the University
  • All candidates should possess an ability to meet deadlines
  • Supportive of the mission and values of Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS)
  • Education & Experience

    For consideration, candidates must have a Ph.D. in English with a specialty in Rhetoric and Composition by the appointment date. Concordia University faculty must be members of Christian congregations; members of the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod are especially encouraged to apply. Previous teaching experience in a baccalaureate or higher degree program is preferred.

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    Compensation & Benefits

    This is a full-time, exempt (salary) faculty position. The starting wage is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University benefit options include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Personal Spending Account, Flexible Spending Account, and/or Health Savings Account
  • Disability and Survivor Plan
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Tuition waiver benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)
  • Application Instructions

    To receive full consideration, all applicants are asked to complete and submit an online employment application through the Concordia University Employment page. To begin, please click the Apply Now section on the job page and then click the Apply For This Position button to begin the application process.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until successful candidate(s) are identified. Applicants should include with their online application: letter of intent, resume, curriculum vita, copy of transcripts, three letters of reference, and description of teaching philosophy.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    It is the policy of CU to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

    The University will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, gender, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    However, CU is an institution of the LCMS and, to the extent allowed by law, CU reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion. In addition, preference in holding certain employment positions is given to ordained or rostered ministers of the LCMS. Based on a religious tenet, CU recognizes only male, LCMS ordained Ministers of the Gospel, but recognizes both male and female LCMS Rostered Ministers of the Gospel.

    The Human Resources Department has been appointed to manage the equal employment opportunity program, including all equal employment opportunity activities, as required by federal, state and local agencies. If any employee or applicant for employment believes this policy has been violated, he/she must contact the Director of Human Resources.

    Concordia University is a HLC accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering more than 70 undergraduate majors, over 40 master's degree programs, and 4 doctoral programs. There are also a variety of accelerated evening and e-learning programs.

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