Assistant Professor- English

Marshall University
United States
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Mar 1, 2024

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Marshall University is a public comprehensive university with a rich history as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in West Virginia. Founded in 1837 and named after Chief Justice John Marshall, definer of the Constitution, Marshall University advances the public good through innovative, accredited educational programs. We are located in downtown Huntington, West Virginia, with additional locations in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, Teays Valley and Beckley. Marshall University's mission, inspired by our Vision and Creed, includes a commitment to:
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We are committed to attracting and retaining quality faculty and staff. In doing so, Marshall University offers outstanding benefit packages to eligible employees only. (E-Class in the job posting). Marshall University Research Corporation (MURC) employees have different benefit options than those listed below.
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Position Information

Banner Position Number 000070 Position Title Assistant Professor- English Classification Title Instructor Department English - MU2646

The Department of English at Marshall University invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in English Education and Digital Pedagogy, beginning August 2024. We are interested in a candidate who could contribute to one or more of the following secondary areas: film studies/new media, contemporary literary theory, disability studies, Appalachian literature, multicultural/international literature, TESOL and applied linguistics, and/or professional writing.

Teaching experience and evidence of publication or scholarly potential are required, as well as a doctorate in English (preferred) or English Education (or related field) in hand by time of appointment. In addition, a minimum of two years teaching English/Language Arts in a secondary-school setting is preferred.

The individual hired will be responsible for teaching two methods courses for pre-service teachers-approaches to teaching writing and approaches to teaching literature. Duties 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.

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, unofficial transcripts, 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 December 15, 2023, will receive priority consideration.

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

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


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

Required Qualifications


A doctorate in English (preferred) or English Education (or related field) in hand by time of appointment.


Teaching experience and evidence of publication or scholarly potential are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Education Experience

A minimum of two years teaching English/Language Arts in a secondary-school setting is preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number MU1400F Open Date 11/20/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary

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Applicant Documents

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

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