Transylvania University — Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Transylvania University (, a top-tier, independent, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1,000 students in Lexington, Kentucky, invites applications for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track visiting Assistant Professor of English, beginning September 1, 2019. Transylvania University recognizes that a diverse and inclusive community is essential to the fulfillment of our mission as a liberal arts institution. To that end, we seek to attract a diverse faculty skilled in the scholarship of teaching, research and mentorship of students from a variety of backgrounds, a key goal of our Project One initiative. Candidates are encouraged, in their cover letter, to identify their strengths and experiences in creating an inclusive academic community.

Job Description:
A Ph.D. or nearly completed Ph.D. in English, with an emphasis in African American literature is required along with some college level teaching experience. The successful candidate will be responsible for offering introductory, intermediary, and upper-level courses in the English Program and the General Education Program, as well as two courses in the First-Year Seminar Program. The teaching load consists of three courses per semester, plus one short-term course in May that offers additional opportunities for innovative, team-taught courses.

To begin the application process, please submit one PDF that contains all of the following: your curriculum vitae, your unofficial graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. This one PDF, along with your cover letter which will be cut and pasted into the application system, may be submitted by following the job openings link at If you have confidential letters of recommendation, please have those sent to The deadline for submission is April 15. Please send questions specific to this search to Professor Elizabeth Corsun, English Program Director, at

Transylvania University is ranked in the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges by The Princeton Review, which cites its community-driven, personalized approach to a liberal arts education through 41 majors and 38 minors. Founded in 1780, it is the 16th oldest institution of higher learning in the country, with approximately 1,000 students.

Transylvania University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of the university community. In support of this goal, we seek qualified candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.