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Assistant Professor of English
Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia
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Date Posted 05/04/2020
Faculty-Liberal Arts-English And Literature
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in English or Composition and Rhetoric

Job Description
Assistant Professor of English

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 language or literature 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. Opportunity to teach regularly (up to one term per year) at partner university in Wuhu, China, will be available and encouraged. This position offers a renewable 9-month contract and begins 15 August 2019. A doctorate in English or Composition and Rhetoric 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 (www.Brenau.edu/jobs) 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 klocey@brenau.edu.

Environmental and Working Conditions:
Normal environment found in an educational setting

Physical Demands and Aptitudes:
Able to lift 5 pounds on a regular basis and 20 pounds maximum, periodically.

Work Hours:

37.5 hours/week

Travel Requirements:
Ability and willingness to travel to China a plus

Special Requirements:
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. Employees must hold and continue to maintain a favorable criminal history background. 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 drivers 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.

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