Instructor/Assistant Professor of English

  • Greenville University
  • Greenville, IL
  • May 04, 2021
Full time English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics

Job Description

Greenville University is seeking an innovative faculty member to serve as a full-time instructor or assistant professor (depending on credentials and experience) in English to start in August 2021. This individual should have a specialization and experience in Composition and Developmental English courses. In addition to courses in that area, this instructor will have the opportunity to teach a wide range of undergraduate general education courses in writing, literature, and some upper-division courses in English. 

Interested candidates should have experience and/or interest in one or more of the following areas: 

  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • English Education
  • Linguistics
  • Student publications. 

Full-time faculty load is 12 credit hours per semester, usually consisting of two to three general education courses and one or two upper-division courses. Other responsibilities will include assisting in recruitment of students, student advisement, and regular participation in institutional committee work. The faculty member may have additional duties with student publications depending on qualifications and interests.


  • Seeking applicants with a Ph.D. in English who have specialization in composition studies and significant college teaching experience.
  • Secondary certification in English is desirable. Candidates with a master's degree and significant teaching experience at the collegiate or secondary level will be considered. 
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants with additional qualifications in British Literature, American Literature, English Education, and/or Communication Studies. 
  • The successful applicant should be enthusiastic about teaching basic general education courses in writing, literary analysis, and media studies. 
  • Candidates must be dedicated to undergraduate teaching and committed to serving as a role model for students within a Christian academic community.
  • A vibrant personal Christian faith commitment is required, with a strong commitment to a broadly Wesleyan tradition. 


  • Salary is based on academic preparation and years of relevant experience. 
  • The College also provides a generous benefits package that includes health, disability, and retirement plans, as well as a tuition waiver for dependents, who attend Greenville University and a tuition exchange program with 75+ other Christian institutions.

Reports To: 

  • Chief Academic Officer

Greenville University:

Greenville University has a dynamic commitment to experiential learning, faith integration and practical skill development tailored around job placement. The university has approximately 700 residential students and is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people. 

Our Mission:

Greenville University empowers students for lives of character and service through a transforming Christ-centered education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies. 

Our Vision:

Greenville University believes that God created each of our students to uniquely shape the world!

Therefore, we

  • Offer a transformational Christ-centered educational experience that empowers, enriches, and endures;
  • Focus on the development of the whole person so that each student thrives spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, relationally, and physically;
  • Inspire our students to embrace God's Call; and,
  • Give our work as worship and welcome the presence of the risen Christ to fill us, equip us, and send us.

How to Apply:

Application materials should include a 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, 4) statement of personal faith journey and commitment, 5) names of three references, and 6) copies of academic transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for initial application). Electronic copies of all these documents are welcome. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Address applications to:

Greenville University

Attn: HR Office

315 East College Avenue

Greenville, Illinois 62246s

Office Phone: (618) 664-6845


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