Lincoln University — Assistant Professor of English (Tenure-Track), Rhetoric and Composition

Job Title: Assistant Professor of English (Tenure-Track)
Rhetoric and Composition/Generalist
Classification: Faculty
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Languages and Literature
Reports: Chair, Department of Languages and Literature
FLSA Status: Salaried

The Assistant Professor of English serves as a key faculty in the Department Languages and Literature by performing the following duties:


  • Teaches composition at various levels; teaches writing-intensive courses as needed; teaches core literature courses
  • Designs and updates syllabi as needed
  • Demonstrates effective classroom pedagogy, including effective use of technology, stimulating class discussion, engaging lectures, timely administration and grading of examinations and writing assignments, and timely submission of grades
  • Assists in the implementation of the University Writing Proficiency Program;
  • Works with Director of Freshman Composition to develop annual assessment reports. Focuses on assessment of English 099, 101 and 102.
  • Conducts research in particular field of knowledge and publishes findings in professional journals; though the areas of specialization are open, preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research and teaching interests in first year composition, basic writing, and multicultural rhetoric.
  • Performs related functions such as advising students on academic curricula and vocational concerns, acting as an advisor to student organizations, preparing new courses, and serving on various department and university committees;
  • Handles multiple tasks and projects, handled according to Department and University priorities.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned.


  • Must have a PhD (or ABD) in English, with an emphases in Composition and Rhetoric and a related field


  • Demonstrated record of teaching excellence. Must have minimum three years teaching experience.


  • Must have evidence of professional and scholarly promise
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and projects and prioritize based on departmental functionality
  • Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
  • Must have interest in Developmental Writing/Writing Center Administration

Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible schedule including occasional evening and weekend work. Travel for administrative work is expected.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position has been filled. Interested applicants should apply online by accessing the appropriate position announcement on the Lincoln University home web page, under Human Resources/Career Opportunities.