Assistant/Associate Professor of English, Tenure-Track Faculty
Spring Arbor University
Location: Spring Arbor, Michigan
Preferred Education: Doctorate/Professional
Higher Education Institution
Spring Arbor University is seeking a faculty member with teaching experience in English. Review of applicants will begin immediately with the position beginning in either Fall 2022 or Spring 2023.
POSITION DESCRIPTION The School of Humanities at Spring Arbor University (SAU) invites applicants for a tenure-track position in English. Assigned courses will primarily include writing and a variety of literature courses taught face-to-face on SAU’s campus. The successful candidate will be able to convey their expertise and passion for the English language to students. Candidates from diverse populations, who have experiences working with diverse populations, and/or who have areas of expertise in the literature of diverse populations are especially encouraged to apply. Responsibilities will include teaching, development of scholarly endeavors (broadly defined), innovative curriculum development, mentoring students, contributing in collegial ways to build the department, and university service.
QUALIFICATIONS Spring Arbor University is a community of learners distinguished by our lifelong involvement in the study and application of the liberal arts, total commitment to Jesus Christ as the perspective of learning, and critical participation in the contemporary world. The successful candidate will be able to articulate how they would integrate the Christian faith into their discipline and will be someone who enjoys working with students and other faculty. Individuals will exhibit a life and service that is in full accord with the Spring Arbor University Statement of Faith and the Community Covenant. Applicants must be thoroughly supportive of the University’s mission and values as an evangelical Christian University affiliated with the Free Methodist Church.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE Ph.D. in English is preferred; ABD or master’s degree in English or a closely related area with at least 18 graduate hours in English is required. Successful college teaching experience in both the traditional campus environment and of non-traditional students online is strongly preferred. Experience with English/Language Arts in K-12 environments is helpful. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about academic excellence and about preparing students to impact the world for Jesus Christ within the vocations of English and English Education.
SALARY and BENEFITS Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Rank will be determined by previous years of full-time faculty experience. Spring Arbor University provides a significant benefit package, which includes medical and life insurance, contribution to a retirement program, and tuition remission for dependents.
Experience working in multicultural academic environments preferred and individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply.
Since 1873, Spring Arbor University has helped students pursue wisdom by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a top-tier, liberal arts, Christian university. Offering more than 70 undergraduate majors and programs, nine degree completion programs, two associate programs, and 12 graduate programs. With programs presented on campus, online and on site at 17 locations throughout Michigan and in Ohio, the University continues to meet the growing needs of its students.