Assistant Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator


Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Philosophy

Position:  Assistant Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator. Tenure-track appointment beginning August 2017.

Description:  Responsibilities include teaching two classes per semester (primarily or entirely composition), developing and facilitating the first-year writing program, and serving as a writing pedagogy resource for faculty.

Qualifications:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely-related field and provide evidence of successful teaching experience in lower- and upper-level college writing as well as successful leadership within a writing program. The supervision of significant components of a writing program is highly desired.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University:  Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, a charming community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit or for more information about Henderson and our community.

Application:  Applications should be directed to Dr. Marck Beggs, Search Committee Chair, via e-mail in PDF format to Items to be submitted include a letter of application, unofficial transcripts, current curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information of three current references), and statement(s) of teaching and administrative philosophy (maximum 2-page total).

Review of applications will begin November 7, 2016. Final hire for this position is subject to background screening including criminal background check, pursuant to university policy and State statute. New hires are also required to submit official transcripts.