Associate Professor or Professor/Chairperson of the Department of English (North Carolina A&T State University)

The College of Arts and Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University seeks an energetic and innovative chairperson for the Department of English who possesses a distinguished record of scholarly and professional achievements, appreciates the integration of learning, discovery and engagement, and has significant experience in higher education. This is a 12-month administrative position with a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of an Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates are expected to exhibit a strong commitment to scholarship, excellence in the area of English and an open and collegial style of communication. Experience in securing extramural support is desired.

Among the responsibilities of the chair are the administration of instructional programs, budgetary management, faculty development, instruction, academic advising, departmental assessment functions and supervision of the University Writing Center. The normal teaching load for chairpersons is six credit hours per semester. Service to the College, University and community are expected. As the academic leader and chief administrative officer of the Department of English, the chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral research university dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement. The University provides a wide range of educational opportunities from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in both traditional and online environments. With an emphasis on preeminence in STEM and a commitment to excellence in all its educational, research, and outreach programs, North Carolina A&T fosters a climate of economic competitiveness that prepares students for the global society.

A&T’s Department of English offers an undergraduate major and minor and three graduate degrees (M.A., M.S., and M.A.T.). This department teaches students how to think critically as well as how to understand and communicate in a diverse world. Degree programs in English are: BA in English, BA in Speech, MA in English and African American Literature, BS in Secondary Education (English Education), and the MA in Teaching (English).


Minimum Requirements            

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English, English Literature, American Literature, African American Literature, English Composition, or Technical Writing.

Candidates with the following are preferred:

1) Experience in fundraising and extramural funding

2) Five (5) years of experience teaching and/or administrative experience in a university English program

3) An established record of research, publications, and professional accomplishments in English, English Literature, American Literature, African American Literature, English Composition, or Technical Writing


Date Position Available                July or August 2016


Special Instructions to Applicant             

Interested applicants must submit via this posting: 1) letter of interest 2) complete curriculum vitae including references with contact information, including phone numbers (three letters of recommendation will be required, if selected for on-campus interview) 3) legible copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts(original transcripts will be required, if hired) and 4) brief statement of the applicant’s vision for sustained excellence and growth in the Department of English (attach under Other Document).


Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks.

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