Visiting Faculty Position in the Department of English (Illinois College )

Illinois College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor or instructor of English with a specialization in multicultural literature for the Fall 2015 semester. Candidates whose teaching and research focuses on African-American literature are especially encouraged to apply.

Teaching responsibilities will include two multicultural literature courses (ideally an Introduction to African-American Studies course or an equivalent and a Multicultural Literatures of the Americas course) and an introductory first-year writing course that can carry a theme of the instructor’s choosing. (This introductory course is taught by all members of the department.) Candidates with a relevant graduate degree are encouraged to apply.

Illinois College is a residential, private liberal-arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois, seventy miles northeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and thirty miles west of Springfield, Illinois. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population, currently comprised of 26 percent underrepresented students. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a C.V., official graduate transcript(s), evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi, data and comments from course evaluations), and three letters of reference to the Office of Academic Affairs, Attn: Nick Capo, Chair of the English Search Committee, Illinois College, 1101 W. College Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650. Electronic submissions are encouraged; please send materials in PDF format to

Review of applications begins on February 9 and will continue until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer, encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women, and offers benefits to same-sex domestic partners.