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Assistant Professor of English – Faculty Position

Date: March 19, 2024

Position Title: Assistant Professor of English

Department: Humanities Division–English Department

Position Requirements and Preferences: 

  • Must have a master’s degree (or higher) in English, rhetoric and composition, technical communication, or another related field.
  • Must have proven success teaching freshman and sophomore level writing courses with a focus on developmental writing.
  • Must have good classroom management skills and flexible office hours.
  • 4/4 load expected.


Position Summary:

The William Penn University Humanities Division invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in English beginning Fall 2024 to teach developmental writing classes and business and technical communications and/or rhetoric. Rank and tenure are dependent upon qualifications. William Penn University is a teaching institution–the candidate must be an innovative instructor who uses research-based pedagogical strategies. Candidates must be forward-thinking, student-centered, and work collaboratively and collegially. Expectations include effective advising, effective use of technology, student-learning assessment, service, and professional development. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. To apply, submit a letter of application addressing expectations and teaching experience, a statement about your approach to teaching, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework, the names and contact information of three academic referees, and three letters of recommendation to Human Resources, William Penn University, 201 Trueblood Avenue, Oskaloosa, IA 52577. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Sam Allen Wright, Division Chair of the Humanities (

Responsibilities: Teach developmental writing, as well as upper-level technical writing and/or rhetoric courses.

Reports to: Sam Allen Wright

Start Date: Fall 2024 (beginning of semester)

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Full-Time

Starting Salary Wage: Dependent upon qualifications

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Send cover letter, resume, and references to:

Human Resources
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Ave
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Terms of Employment:   At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.