Assistant Professor of English at Claflin University

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of English invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of English. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for providing 27 credit hours of instruction in English per academic year. The Assistant Professor will primarily teach in the day, evening and online programs; maintain office hours, attend meetings, and participate in the governance of the college at the department, discipline, campus, and college-wide levels; and perform other duties within scope of this position as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Ph.D. degree in English is required. A Ph.D. in the field of Rhetoric and Composition is preferred. Or, a Ph.D. in Postcolonial Literature/World Literature will be considered. The candidate should be familiar with current research in any one of the following areas: first-year English, developmental English, or writing in the disciplines. The candidate must have prior experience teaching English at the collegiate level, possess strong oral and written communication skills, and be able to teach at the learning support level. Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology and knowledge of assessment practices in composition required. Must possess the ability to teach effectively using a variety of methods, relate to diverse students, and facilitate student learning.

SALARY: Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must submit an application, available at, letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, along with reference contact information, and transcripts of all university-level work (official transcripts will be required before a contract will be offered and electronic applications are encouraged) to:

Dr. Isaiah McGee, Dean
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Claflin University
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office.

Office Number: 803-535-5635

Equal Opportunity Employer

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