Assistant Professor of English - Tenure track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of English - Tenure track
Department 220110-English
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998543
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998543.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three letters of recommendation (4) a writing sample (Use Publications/Portfolio) (5) documentation of teaching effectiveness and (6) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

If selected for the position official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2018. This is a 9-month appointment.

Send letters of recommendation and direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Daniel Schierenbeck, Chair of English and Philosophy at or phone 660-543-8696.

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional faculty hours as defined in the University of Central Missouri Faculty Guide.

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 11/16/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

9-month full time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of English (Modern and Contemporary British and Global Anglophone Literature).
Twelve hour teaching load includes graduate and upper-level courses in modern and contemporary British and global Anglophone Literature. Introductory literature courses and first-year writing courses.

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Engaging: Immersive learning experience through purposeful involvement of employees and students.
Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education.
Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose.
Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs.
Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community.

Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

Doctorate in Literature or related field.
PhD must be conferred by August 2018.

Computer Skills Presentation, Class Management Software, Other - Blackboard

The successful candidate should possess the credentials, experience and documented achievements appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Preferred candidates are those with demonstrable commitment to scholarly and professional activities, the instruction and mentoring of both undergraduate and graduate students, a readiness to participate in departmental, college, and university service, as well as an ability to contribute to distance learning opportunities.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Vitae
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3
  6. Documentation of Teaching Effectiveness
  7. Publications/Portfolio
Optional Documents