Assistant Professor (Eureka College)

The College— Eureka is a small residential liberal arts college located equidistant between the cities of Peoria and Bloomington/Normal. The campus is situated on 112 wooded acres with 24 academic and residential buildings in the city of Eureka, Illinois. Focused on “excellence in learning, service, and leadership,” Eureka graduates include forty-two college presidents, seven governors and members of Congress, and the 40th President of the United States. Eureka averages 700 students enrolled in 27 degree programs and has over 5,000 living alumni.  Chartered in 1855 to provide a “non-sectarian liberal arts” education by abolitionists who were members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka was the first college in Illinois and the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis (see and for additional information about the Christian Church and the affiliation with Eureka College).

Eureka College values excellent teaching at the college level that employs a variety of methods to enable all learners in the classroom.  The small college reality requires professors who can be interdisciplinary and generalist in approach while still engaged in, and engaging about, their specific discipline.  Professors are expected to involve undergraduate student participation in their research projects.

PositionT— Eureka College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of American Literature starting Fall 2016.  The normal teaching load is four courses (12 semester hours) per semester. All department members are expected to teach general education, survey, and composition courses in addition to courses within their specializations.  Interdisciplinary courses, like first-year seminars or an occasional honors course, may also be taught.

Position Requirements:  Specialization in an area before the 19th century is preferred.  Attractive secondary areas include cultural studies, media studies and women’s studies.    The candidate must possess a Ph.D. by August 15, 2016; teaching experience at a residential liberal arts college preferred.

Applications Materials:  Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements which address your approach to teaching in a liberal-arts environment and your expectations for further scholarly research and development, and have three letters of reference in WORD or PDF format sent to (please put “EC American Literature Position” in subject heading).   Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Zeke Jarvis, chair of the search committee, at

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. 

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity within its administration, faculty, staff, and students.

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