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Assistant/Associate English Professor

The Department of Language and Literature at Virginia Union University invites applications for a non-tenure tract (but tenure-eligible) position at the assistant or associate professor level. The department seeks to fill this position for spring 2015.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in English or a related field from a regionally accredited institution is required at the time of appointment. Official copies of college transcripts must be on file by the appointment date. Teaching experience, service, and record of scholarly activity appropriate to the rank are desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:
The department seeks a dynamic individual to teach undergraduate courses in English including freshman composition, literature, and advanced level writing courses. Preference will be given to candidates with administrative/management experience who can assume the role of department chair. Individuals who have experience with the development and teaching of online courses will also be given preference. In addition to teaching, the position entails undergraduate student advising; active participation in department, college and university committees; and active involvement in scholarly activities such as publishing and obtaining grants. Other duties may be assigned for future promotion and tenure consideration.

The selected applicant may be required to submit to a background investigation. VUU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidate shares in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (804) 257-5841. 
Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For qualified applicants, the application packet should contain a letter of interest, curriculum vita, a copy of graduate transcripts, sample publication and syllabus, and three current letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching qualifications). The application package may be e-mailed to Mail complete package to the following address: Virginia Union University, Office of Human Resources, Attn: Languages and Literature Faculty Search Committee, 1500 North Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Please contact Dr. Michael E. Orok, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, if you questions about the position. He may be reached at Please visit for additional information about the University.