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Full-Time English Faculty

Southwestern Illinois College
Job Location:
Belleville, Illinois
English and Literature


Job ID 3126

ANNOUNCEMENT: Southwestern Illinois College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track English faculty position. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2022.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: In accordance with the mission and values of Southwestern Illinois College, the successful applicant will develop, teach and maintain courses in the English department. Teaching assignments may include various delivery modes, such as face-to-face, online, hybrid and/or blended formats during days and evenings. Primary teaching assignments will be in first-year composition, with potential opportunities to teach creative writing, film and/or literature classes. Additional responsibilities include participating in professional development activities and serving as needed on committees within the department, division and college. This position will be based at the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus.


1. Master’s degree in English or related discipline with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours in English required, with preference for significant graduate hours in rhetoric and/or composition; film studies (e.g., film appreciation, screenwriting or film production); creative writing; and/or literature.

2. Two years of successful higher education teaching experience, particularly at a community college, is preferred.

3. Experience teaching diverse populations, including academic, economic, ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious diversity, students of varying gender identities and sexual orientations, and students with disabilities is preferred.

4. Experience in outcomes assessment is preferred.

5. Shall meet the minimum standards of instruction established by the Board of Trustees for any assigned course.

STARTING PAY AND HOURS: This is a 9-month teaching position (5/5 load) with the salary determined by placement on the base salary schedule. For example, the minimum 2022-2023 starting salary at Step 1 on the Master’s degree column is $51,461. The actual starting salary is determined by educational attainment level and experience. Voluntary overload and summer teaching assignments may also be available which may increase the annual compensation. The college offers a comprehensive flexible benefit program.

WORK LOCATION: Sam Wolf Granite City

APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Required application materials include application, resume, cover letter, list of three references, transcripts, and statement of teaching philosophy.

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