Missouri Valley College

Assistant Professor of English - Technical/Professional Writing

The Division of Communications, Humanities, and Human Services at Missouri Valley College, a private liberal arts college of approximately 1,400 students in Marshall, Missouri, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of English (Technical/Professional Writing) to begin August 1, 2019.

The position’s 5/5 teaching load will consist primarily of courses in technical and professional writing, as well as composition courses. Additional teaching responsibilities may include courses in Modern Grammar, Linguistics, and Creative Writing. The position also requires service on campus committees and academic advising.

Required qualifications include a PhD in English with an emphasis in Technical Writing, Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely related field. Applications from advanced ABD candidates with a dissertation defense scheduled for Spring 2019 are welcomed. Candidates able to teach Creative Writing are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable commitment to collegiality, professionalism, teaching excellence, and the College mission: “Guiding students to succeed through personal instruction and intellectual inquiry.” Familiarity with Google Apps for Education and Moodle preferred.

To apply, please email a cover letter, C.V., contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy (all in PDF format) to Dr. Christopher Libby, English Search Committee Chair (libbyc@moval.edu). For full consideration, apply by February 15, 2019. EOE. Employment at MVC is contingent upon satisfactory completion of background check and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Contact Information

Dr. Christopher Libby, English Search Committee Chair
Communications, Humanities, and Human Services
Missouri Valley College
500 East College
Contact Phone: 
(660) 831-4206
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