Assistant/Associate Professor of English

  • North Central University
  • North Central University, Elliot Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Feb 13, 2020
Full time   English, ESL, Writing, Linguistics

Job Description

North Central University Mission Statement

North Central University is a Christ-centered, Pentecostal school with a commitment to academic excellence that prepares students to fulfill biblical models of leadership and ministry throughout the world.  Eph. 4:11-12

Position Purpose

Come join the team at North Central University.  NCU — a Christian liberal arts college located in the vibrant heart of downtown Minneapolis — is looking for an Assistant Professor of English with vision and fresh ideas about creative writing, composition, critical race theory, and/or literature (any period) to work with our Departments of English, Communications, and Digital Media.  Our ideal candidate doesn’t fit a pre-defined disciplinary “niche”: They have a plan for transformative teaching and community engagement and are waiting for the right school to take a chance on them.  That’s us.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Faculty responsibilities include teaching 12 credits per semester (4 classes) of creative writing, literature, and composition courses.
  • Additional responsibilities may include advising the English honors society (Sigma Tau Delta) and overseeing the publication of the literary journal.
  • Faculty members also serve as academic advisors, work collaboratively on departmental and university committees, participate in the spiritual life of the NCU community, and engage regularly in professional development and scholarly activity.
  • Compensation is based on qualifications, including education and experience.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • M.A, Ph.D. or M.F.A. in English or closely related field, terminal degree preferred
  • Preferred areas of specialization/interest: transnational literature, creative writing, critical race theory
  • Teaching experience and knowledge of effective pedagogy
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Regular scholarly or creative activity
  • Ability to teach using effective instructional methodology and pedagogy, including classroom technology
  • Attendance or membership at an Assemblies of God church or a like-minded church
  • Willingness to sign North Central University’s lifestyle statement


  • In addition to the Faculty Employment Application, please submit the following items (Application process:  The deadline for first consideration is March 13. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period. Position is open until filled.)
    • Letter of interest
    • Résumé or curriculum vitae
    • Statement of Personal Faith
    • Teaching Philosophy

Working conditions and frequency


Use of a PC, projectors, and telephone, photocopier and facsimile machine approximately 95% of the workday. Use of online course management software such as Moodle.


  • Exposure to repetitive motion of the fingers, hands, and wrists on a daily basis.
  • Work is performed in a Christ-centered urban environment.

The aforementioned statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.

Application Details


North Central University
Attn: Human Resources
910 Elliot Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404-1391
Fax # (612) 343-8063


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Application Deadline

The deadline for first consideration is March 13. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period. Position is open until filled.