A nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position responsible for teaching English Literature beginning in August 2020.  As a generalist, the successful candidate will be a dedicated educator, teaching a 4/4 course load comprised largely of general education courses in composition and introductory literature.  In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the existing rotation of English major/elective courses while also periodically developing special topics in literature courses.   

Areas of teaching specialty and interest may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:

                Multi-ethnic literatures

                World Literatures

                Gender and sexuality studies

                Environmental studies

                Contemporary/21st Century literatures

                Science Fiction & Fantasy

                Transmedia Studies

                Grammar and Linguistics



40% -Preparing for and teaching classes

30% -Providing grades and feedback

10%-Office Hours

10%-Curriculum Development

10%-Committee Assignments and University Service



A Ph.D. in English, Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, or related field is required. The successful candidate will be committed to working with students at a teaching-focused university and show evidence of innovative teaching and course development.  


Must be able to sit or stand in front of a classroom.   Must be able to articulate clearly and loudly for each class.




Integrating technology into teaching practice.

Experience using Microsoft Office products.

Experience using a course management system. 


Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.  Cover letters should address the candidate's innovative teaching philosophy and practice, how they will contribute to and enhance our general education offerings at CMU, how they may participate in the current rotation of English courses at CMU, and what special topics/new course ideas they believe would engage our student population.  Applications and instructions are located on the university website at

CMU Employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole.  They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented.  Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of CMU.   Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.