Assistant Professor at Northern State University

Northern State University seeks one full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to begin August 2018.

Qualifications:  Our department seeks a PhD in English/Composition and Rhetoric (ABD with definite completion date will be considered) with a commitment to undergraduate education. We are looking specifically for a candidate with a strong interest in multi-modal rhetoric. The ability to teach general linguistics and prescriptive/descriptive grammar is preferred, as is experience teaching at the secondary level. The teaching load will include first and second semester composition, professional writing courses, contemporary rhetoric, and modern grammar/introduction to linguistics.

Responsibilities:  Teach twelve credit hours per semester in both introductory and upper-level English and Linguistics courses.  Other expectations include research and scholarly activity, career advising, maintaining a strong campus presence, supporting student recruitment and retention efforts, and potentially serving as an advisor/resource for English BSed students.

Setting:  Northern State University is a premier residential institution located in the growing city of Aberdeen, South Dakota.  Characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and unparalleled extracurricular opportunities, NSU is consistently named one of the best undergraduate public institutions in the Midwest by US News and World Report. NSU is fully accredited by NCATE and HLC.

Application:  Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of application addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. For more information regarding this position and to apply, visit http://yourfuture.sdbor.eduClick on “Northern State University” in the Quick Search section.  The system will guide you through the electronic application form. If you have any questions related to the search, please contact Professor Lysbeth Em Benkert, Search Chair (