Instructor/Assistant Professor of English Education

Millikin University invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Instructor or Assistant Professor of English Education. Master's Degree required for Instructor candidates; Ph.D. or Ed.D. required for Assistant Professor candidates. Teaching responsibilities (12 hours per semester) include first-year writing, adolescent literature, linguistics/grammar, methods courses in the teaching of English language arts, and supervision of student teaching. Millikin University’s Secondary English Education program is nationally recognized by the specialized professional association NCTE. Millikin’s School of Education has been recommended for national accreditation by NCATE. Position begins August 2010. Applicants must have a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the secondary/middle school level and Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in English Education or a closely related field. Required: clear record of teaching excellence. Electronic submission preferred. Send vita, letter that addresses experience and philosophy of teaching, three letters of reference, and graduate transcripts to Dr. Michael O'Conner, Chair of English, Department of English, Millikin University, Decatur, IL 62522. Application review begins April 5. Inquiries to Millikin University is an affirmative action, 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.