Tenure-Track Position in English

Department of English & Communications

Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for a tenure-track Professor of English in the department of English & Communication. The successful candidate will primarily teach first-year writing and oversee the campus writing center. Our first-year writing model includes a peer writing studio facilitated by a writing tutor, so candidates must be enthusiastic about training and working with peer tutors.

Candidates who can also teach the department’s core courses in the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor are especially encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric or English, demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year writing, and commitment to working with undergraduate populations with diverse levels of preparation and engagement.

Please send a letter of application addressing the above expectations, including a description of what role diversity plays in your classroom, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three to five references to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 110, Carlinville, IL  62626 or email hr@blackburn.edu. Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Review of applications will begin October 23and continue until the position is filled.

Blackburn College seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population.  We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois, a small rural community between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO and has been called one of the “Best Small Towns in America.” It is the seat of Macoupin County and is within an easy drive to St. Louis, Missouri, and Springfield, Illinois.