Assistant/Associate Professor of English (F112)

Azusa, California, United States
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Job description

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report’s Best Colleges for seven years running.

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor
Position Tracking Number: F112
School/College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: English
Location: Azusa Campus

Description: We invite applications for a position beginning in Fall 2018 in the Department of English. We seek a candidate with the expertise to teach Poetry and Creative Writing courses, and a firm commitment to the goals of a Christian Liberal Arts education. The candidate may also be asked to develop and maintain student publications, serve on department and university committees, and teach other courses offered by the English Department, including freshman composition and introductory literature courses, as well as courses in the M.A. program. Preference will be given to a candidate with a strong publication record.

Specialization: Poetry, with a possible secondary specialization, such as professional and technical writing, linguistics, or global literature.

Responsibilities:

  • Yearly instructional duties (up to 24 teaching units per academic year)
  • Academic advising and mentoring
  • Ability to engage and support departmental mission in curricular and program growth
  • Service to the larger academic community
  • Continued publication, both artistic and academic

Level: Rank and salary are dependent on experience and qualifications.

Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred/M.F.A. strongly considered

Experience: Experience in higher education teaching in general, especially in the areas of poetry and one defined secondary area of emphasis. Further experience in university service and developing relationships with the community in relation to the arts preferred.

Workload: Full-time; up to 24 units of teaching per academic year

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Mental Demands:

  • Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
  • Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Additional Information:
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University’s Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.Required Skills:

How to apply

To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin November 15, and the position will remain open until filled.

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California.