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Assistant Professor English

Allen University
Job Location:
Columbia, South Carolina
English and Literature

Location: On-Campus Position
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-Time
Effective Date: Fall 2021

As Allen University continues to evolve into the best HBCU in South Carolina, we are seeking dedicated faculty to join us in pursuit of All That Can Be Imagined. This position is responsible for teaching classes as assigned by the Chair of the Department. Must evaluate and report student performances and progress in courses in accordance with university policies and procedures. Must meet Minimum Faculty Standards for hire and adhere to university policies and procedures. The instructor will promote, develop, and deliver quality education programs with the intent to retain students to graduation and access student learning outcomes each term.


Responsibilities include teaching first-year composition and upper division courses relevant to the applicant’s field of research. Candidates with a background in rhetoric/composition or communications are particularly encouraged to apply, especially those with experience teaching new media. The position also requires advising students and service on university committees.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants should have completed a PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, English, or a related field by August 1, 2021. ABD will be considered. The normal teaching load is 5/5, so applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Someone with the capacity for and a background in leadership is desired.

Typical Working Conditions:

Faculty are expected to facilitate instruction utilizing a variety of formats including but not limited to traditional, hybrid, remote and online. Faculty must maintain a classroom environment, which is conducive to student learning. Hiring process includes ability to pass a background check.

Position is available beginning August 2021

To Apply: Email a cover letter, vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts and names, phone numbers and email of three professional references to: 

Dr. Toni Sims Muhammad
Interim Vice President Academic Affairs
Allen University
Columbia, SC 29204

Allen University is an equal opportunity employer.

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