PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE-ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
The English Department of Presbyterian College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for Fall 2014. Expertise in Southern Studies, African American literature, multiethnic American literature, transnational studies and/or introductory composition welcomed. Experience teaching international students desirable. Successful candidate will be responsible for directing PC’s Southern Studies program. PhD in English, Comparative Literature or American Studies required by time of appointment.
The Department: The English Department consists of eight full-time faculty positions and has one of the largest majors on campus. Department members teach a 4-3 teaching load, roughly half of it devoted to general education courses. Many students participate in the vibrant Creative Writing program, as well as minors in Southern Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Media Studies. Students are encouraged to engage in research, study abroad, and explore career-related internships. Recent graduates have entered graduate programs, seminary, law school, and a variety of other careers. In the past three years, two English faculty have been recognized as PC professors of the year. Further information can be found on the department website: www.presby.edu/english.
The College: Founded in 1880, Presbyterian College is a four-year undergraduate, selective, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Its 240-acre, neo-Georgian campus includes several buildings on the National Register. The College offers 26 majors and a variety of minors, several of them interdisciplinary. It is the home of a Confucius Institute that promotes understanding between China and the US, as well as a long-standing Honor tradition. The College is easily accessible by interstate highways; it is 40 miles from Greenville, 35 miles from Spartanburg, and 50 miles from Columbia.
The Faculty: The faculty consists of 82 full-time members, 95% of whom hold terminal degrees. The student faculty ratio is 13:1. Faculty teach 7 courses per year; the average class size is 15. Six faculty have been selected as the South Carolina CASE Professor of the Year; seven have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships.
The Student Body: The College undergraduate enrollment for fall 2012 was 1172. Presbyterian College students have been the recipients of the Rhodes, Hansard, and Javits Fellowships. The College has a large student volunteer program, Student Volunteer Services, begun in the 1970s.
Application: Send a letter of application and CV to Dr. Justin Brent, English Search Committee Chair, Presbyterian College, 503 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC, 29325. (864) 833-8989. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Screening of candidates will begin on December 3rd and continue until the position is filled. The search committee will interview prospective candidates at the upcoming meeting of the MLA in Chicago (January 9-12).
Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.