Assistant Professor of English

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Assistant Professor of English

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Assistant Professor of English
Position Number 610265
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track Yes
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The mission of the Department of Language and Literature at North Carolina Central University is to engage students in languages, cultures, literatures, linguistics, and writing. We foster students’ analytical and creative thinking, problem-solving abilities, and communication strategies to prepare students for their responsibilities in civic and professional life.

The department offers an English M.A., B.A.s in English, Spanish, and Interdisciplinary Studies, and minors in Spanish, German, philosophy, literature, and writing. We host the Spanish Club, the Ex Umbra literary magazine, the Eagle Creators Society, and several other student clubs and honor societies. Language and Literature faculty contribute to many interdisciplinary initiatives including Women’s and Gender Studies, Global Studies, Service Learning, undergraduate research, and Digital Humanities.

Our Spanish curriculum starts with elementary and general education coursework and continues through advanced undergraduate coursework. The undergraduate Spanish B.A. programs include a degree with licensure and a degree without licensure as well as Spanish and Hispanophone Africana Studies minors.

NCCU, a member of The University of North Carolina System, is the nation’s first public historically black liberal arts college. The campus of approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students is located in Durham, North Carolina, a dynamic, diverse part of the state known for its universities and high social capital. The University continues to serve its traditional student body of African Americans while expanding on its commitment to meet the educational needs of a student body that is diverse.
Primary Purpose of Position
The primary purpose of this position is to teach courses in American Literature and First-Year Composition.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Two years university-level teaching experience in Literature and Composition.
Active research agenda that shows promise for future publication.

Minimum Education/Experience
Ph.D. in English or a related field. Two years teaching experience at the university/college level.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Instructional
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Teach four courses per semester, typically two literature and two first-year composition, depending on enrollment needs and areas of expertise.
Function Research
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Maintain an active research agenda for advancement toward tenure and promotion. This includes scholarly articles and books for publication, as well as conference presentations and external/internal grants
Function Public Service
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Actively participate on department and university level committees as assigned by the Department Chair and College Dean.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA03109P
Open Date 02/13/2024
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available 07/01/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  6. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. DD-214 (Veterans Only)

Supplemental Questions

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