Instructor or Assistant Professor of English

Millikin University invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Instructor or tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach news and feature writing, along with first-year writing courses. Teaching responsibilities would include: (1) teaching the journalism track in the writing major, (2) advising Millikin's award-winning student newspaper, (3) teaching first-year writing courses (9 hours per semester plus advising). Master's Degree required for Instructor candidates; Ph.D. or ABD required for Assistant Professor candidates. Experience in journalism publication and clear record of teaching excellence required. Experience advising student publications preferred. Millikin seeks faculty dedicated to maintaining a tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Salary competitive. Position begins August 2010. Electronic submissions preferred. Submit cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, list of three-five professional references, and copies of all transcripts to Dr. Michael O'Conner, Chair of English Department, Millikin University, Decatur, IL 62522. Inquiries and electronic submissions to Application review begins April 5, 2010, until the position is filled. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,300 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning — a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed after graduation. Students apply classroom learning to internships and consulting projects, both in Decatur and around the country. A vibrant campus community engages students in more than 90 student organizations and a close-knit Greek community. Millikin Big Blue athletics include 19 NCAA Division III teams as well as junior varsity teams and intramurals. In 2008, 98% of Millikin graduates gained employment or entry into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.