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English Faculty Opening

The English Department of Benedictine College seeks a candidate specializing in rhetoric and composition to fill a full-time tenure-line opening as assistant professor and writing center director. Appointment will begin August 2022. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester, with two sections of English composition each semester and at least one section of English composition with review. The professor will also train and mentor student consultants in our Center and work with faculty across the disciplines to develop and support writing-intensive instruction. Administrative duties include coordinating the day-to-day activity of a newly formed Writing Center, training Writing Center consultants, developing and implementing workshops, and developing WAC-initiatives that provide guidance and support for writing instruction curriculum development.

Benedictine College, which has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2000 students, is a mission-centered academic community.  Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, and residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.  Benedictine College provides a liberal arts education by means through academic programs based on a core of studies in the arts and sciences. In addition, the college provides education for careers through both professional courses of study and major programs in the liberal arts and sciences. As an essential element of its mission, Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research and performance in its students and faculty as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning.


The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Composition, Writing Studies, Writing Across the Curriculum, or Professional Writing.


Applicants should submit the following:

  1. An application letter that indicates clearly how the applicant will contribute to the aforementioned mission of the college
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. All college transcripts
  4. A statement of teaching philosophy and interest
  5. A separate statement of how the applicant plans to promote the Catholic tradition of integration of faith and reason
  6. Three confidential letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching experience/potential sent directly to

Apply to this Position

For questions concerning the position, please contact Dr. George Nicholas, Professor and Chair of English, at 913-360-7575 or Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Benedictine College welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. The College is committed to assuring equal opportunities in employment.