Job Opening in Professional Writing, Marshall University 

The Department of English at Marshall University invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in professional writing, beginning August 2019.  We are interested in a candidate who can assist in the development of our new minor and major in professional writing and who can contribute to one or more secondary areas in disability studies, gender and sexuality studies, film studies, poetry, multimedia composition, and grant writing and editing, and who has experience in advising and curriculum development. Teaching experience and evidence of publication or scholarly potential required as well as Ph.D. or terminal degree 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 also seek candidates who will contribute to the English Department curriculum through the courses required of all majors: ENG 350, 355, and 499. In addition, all Marshall University faculty must display a firm commitment to general education, including requirements for First-Year Seminar, critical-thinking classes, and writing-intensive requirements.

Candidates interviewing on campus must have official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) forwarded directly to the chair of the search committee by their degree granting institutions prior to on-campus interview.

Marshall University is an AA/EOE institution committed to developing a diverse faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in English (or related field) in hand by time of appointment.
  • Teaching experience and evidence of publication or scholarly potential are required.
  • Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.

Special Instructions

The search committee requests that applicants submit a letter of application; a statement of teaching philosophy; current CV; 2 representative syllabi for courses in field; and sample of scholarship (20 page limit, or equivalent) to The search committee also requests that three reference letters be submitted with your application. Please enter your references’ information in the Reference Letter Submission section of the application. (Interfolio email addresses will not work with the system, so please enter your references’ direct email addresses.) Your references will be notified via email to submit their reference letters to the search committee in our Applicant Tracking system.

Completed electronic applications received by March 15, 2019, will receive priority consideration.