Position in English Department

Gardner-Webb University maintains a policy of non-discrimination. No aspect of employment will be influenced by race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic information, age, or any other basis prohibited by statute.

Gardner-Webb University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Assistant Professor of English

And Coordinator for Secondary English Teaching

The English Department of Gardner-Webb University invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator for Secondary English Teaching position, ideally starting January 1, 2022 but with consideration for starting August 1, 2022. 

The candidate will teach undergraduate courses to prepare secondary English candidates for teaching (e.g., methods and management, supervising student teaching experiences). In addition, this professor will teach in our undergraduate composition program and fulfill other duties as assigned.

Our undergraduate program offers specializations in English education, literature, and writing. The successful candidate will become part of a department dedicated to helping students foster meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge through the study of composition and rhetoric, literature, creative writing, and linguistics.  Gardner-Webb University is primarily a teaching institution with opportunities for research; the typical teaching load is 12 hours per semester.

Qualifications include a PhD with an emphasis in a relevant field, teaching experience, record of research, and evidence of knowledge of current theories in English pedagogy. Preference given to candidates who also have secondary teaching experience and a current 9-12 teaching license.  

Please email electronic documents including a cover letter with teaching philosophy, a current CV, copy of 9-12 teaching license, a professional writing sample (20 pages max), copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to Debbie Hill ([email protected]create new email), Administrative Assistant to the Department of English. Address questions to Jennifer Buckner ([email protected]create new email), Chair of the Department of English. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina (50 miles southwest of Charlotte), offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 4,000 students.