Grove City College invites applications for a permanent faculty position in the Department of English, with a specialization in 20th-century British/Anglophone literature. Ability to teach modern Christian writers, such as the Inklings, or Christianity and literature in global contexts, as well as literary theory, is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad literary survey for non-majors as well as first-year college writing. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching highly motivated students and to encouraging their spiritual formation in a Christian liberal arts setting. A Ph.D. in English or related field is required. Applications from scholars at the Associate or Full Professor rank are welcome.
In addition to academic advising and service on academic committees, all faculty at Grove City College enjoy an array of professional development opportunities with regard to their research and teaching goals through support for conference presentations and professional organizations, summer research grants, faculty-student research, faculty-led travel courses and internships. In particular the successful candidate will have the opportunity to help the English Department host its annual Christian Writers Conference. Past Conferences have either served as regional meetings of scholarly associations such as the Conference on Christianity and Literature, the C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society, and the George Herbert Society, or hosted contemporary artists and highly regarded literary scholars (e.g., Makoto Fujimura, Scott Cairns, Jeanne Murray Walker, Roger Lundin).
Please send a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, names and contact information of four references (three professional and one pastoral), and a letter of interest that 1) explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with Grove City College’s unique mission as a Christian liberal arts college and 2) outlines your scholarly agenda. Send these to: Ms. Jamie N. Kimble, Assistant Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. The review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.