Job Posting - Assistant Professor - English

Assistant Professor - English

Angola, Indiana

Employee type:  Full-time, Assistant/Associate Professor of English Composition

Required education:  
“A PhD in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing, Writing Studies, or Technical Writing is preferred; however candidates with a PhD in English and experience teaching writing will also be considered. We will also consider PhD candidates who are ABD and will complete their programs by June 2018. The successful candidate will demonstrate (1) excellence and innovation in teaching, (2) ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across campus, and (3) passion for advising and mentoring students.

The Department of Humanities and Communication of Trine University invites applications for a full-time, position beginning January 2018. Review of applications will begin early October for interviews. Current PhD candidates who are ABD and will complete their programs by June 2018 are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Humanities and Communication (HAC) is one of the most active departments on campus.  We offer Bachelor of Art degrees with majors in Communication and English as well as offering minors in Communication and English.  HAC faculty members direct the Overlooked Film Festival, the Humanities Symposia, the Walter Cunningham Writing Contest, and the Writing Center.  In addition, members of our department sit on the Humanities Institute board, advise student groups such as Drama Club and SPEAK (our student environmental protection organization), and serve on a variety of university committees.  See more about our department at    

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The department is seeking a candidate that can teach courses in our undergraduate English program. Preferred candidates will have experience teaching writing in variety of forms such as first-year composition, technical writing, basic writing, new media writing, and advanced composition. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: composition theory and pedagogy, research methods, digital humanities, writing assessment, technical or professional writing, new media writing, or cultural rhetorics. This a full-time faculty position with a 4-4 load and departmental and university service requirements.

Salary & Benefits:  Full-time, faculty-line salary and benefit schedule. 

Interested candidates should include letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, philosophy of education, and unofficial transcripts.


Outstanding Benefits:

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:                     

  • Health - medical, dental, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life insurance - a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1 ½ times annual salary
  • Paid sick time
  • Retirement - after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match

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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.