Assistant or Associate Professor of English (Carthage College)

Carthage College seeks an active teacher-scholar specializing in American literature, with experience in creative writing, for a tenure-track position starting in fall 2016. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by that time. The position involves teaching three courses per semester, as well as January term. Course load will be approximately two-thirds in American literature, including a survey of American literature and upper-level courses of your choice (we welcome subspecialties in early American, 19th century, American modernism, African American literature, or other aspects of American studies), and one-third in creative writing (fiction and creative nonfiction).

The Carthage English Department is small and collegial, with a stable and popular major, and a growing number of students who choose the emphasis in creative writing. Departmental activities include a visiting writers series, humanities colloquia, and an annual trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. We welcome a new colleague who has innovative ideas for building the intellectual community for us and our students, including designing new courses, J-Term study tours, and extracurricular activities.

Candidates should submit an application via Interfolio ByCommittee, at Application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample of scholarly work. Three letters of recommendation may be submitted separately. Application deadline is Nov. 1, 2015. Please indicate whether you will attend the MLA convention in January.

Founded in 1847, Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 155 full-time faculty, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners, and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College values the diversity of its campus community and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.