Assistant Professor of English

  • Brenau University
  • Gainesville, GA
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics

Job Description

HIRING PROCESS: All submitted application materials are forwarded to the appropriate department for review. Hiring recommendations are made at the departmental level. Department representatives will contact candidates directly if an interview is scheduled or if further information is required. The information provided in each job listing below is the extent of what is available to interested candidates. No additional information is available.

Brenau only accepts applications/resumes for advertised positions.

CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND/ CREDIT CHECKS/MVR: Employees must hold and continue to maintain a favorable criminal history background. Brenau University will conduct criminal background checks on all persons being considered for initial employment. In some circumstances, an FBI fingerprint report may be necessary to satisfy the requirement. Credit checks may be performed on employees who are selected for a position that regularly engages in handling credit cards or other company monies. Due to insurance requirements, employees operating university vehicles must be at least 25 years of age, have a valid Georgia driver's license, and good driving record. An MVR may be performed during the hiring process. All employees who operate university vehicles or who are employed in a sensitive position may be subject to post hire drug screening and random drug-screenings. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug screening.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Brenau practices and believes in equal opportunity for all students, employees and job applicants. We do not discriminate on the bases of age, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance. These protections extend to all conditions and privileges of employment, including, without limitation, to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, transfers, promotions, discipline, and termination.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Brenau University is a drug-free workplace as certified by the Georgia Workers Compensation Board. -View Policy 

The Department of Humanities at Brenau University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English. The successful candidate will teach both lower- and upper-division courses, including the first-year composition sequence, and literature or writing courses required for undergraduate English majors. The educator will teach a 4-4 course load and contribute to ongoing curriculum development and assessment. Other duties may include academic advising, faculty committee work, and departmental projects. Expertise in creative and digital writing preferred. This position offers a renewable 9-month contract and begins 17 August 2021. A doctorate in English is required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate

  • evidence of teaching excellence;
  • appreciation for inclusivity, internationalization and a global curriculum;
  • a strong commitment to service.

To be considered, interested applicants should visit Brenau's website ( and submit a letter of application describing scholarly interests, teaching experience and philosophy; a writing sample; a curriculum vita, along with names and contact information for three professional references; and unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Kathryn Locey, Chair of the Humanities Department, at

Licensure Requirements:

If the position you are applying for necessitates that you hold a professional degree, license, or certification, then proof of such professional degree, license, or certification must be provided in addition to this application for Brenau University to consider your application for employment. Failure to provide proof of professional degree, license, or certification when applicable may result in rejection of an application.

All positions will be filled pending budgetary review.

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