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 czelhart@millikin.edu. 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. www.millikin.edu/humanresources/jobs.

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.