Job Openings - Announcement of One-Year Instructor in Rhetoric & Composition


Announcement of One-Year Instructor in Rhetoric & Composition

Type: Exempt
Position: Faculty
Posting Date: March 03, 2017

Job Description:

The English Department at Greenville College seeks applicants for a one-year position in Rhetoric & Composition in order to oversee college writing courses.

We seek candidates with a Ph.D., or those who are at least ABD in the field, in Rhetoric & Composition during the 2017-2018 academic year.   Candidates with a concentration in composition are also welcome to apply.  Applicants who demonstrate commitment to the integration of faith and learning and to competent inter-cultural teaching are preferred.  A vibrant personal Christian faith commitment is required, as well as commitment to a broadly Wesleyan tradition. Previous teaching experience desired.

CONTEXT FOR THE POSITION:  The purpose of this position is to offer emerging scholars the opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience in their field.  Reciprocally, it provides the department and students the opportunity to interact with and learn from innovative, cutting-edge writing instruction.

GREENVILLE COLLEGE:  The College is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people. Greenville was founded in 1892 and is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, yet draws students from 40+ denominations. For additional information, please visit our website:


Key Responsibilities:

The teaching load for this position is 4/4.  In the fall and spring semesters, the instructor will teach sections of developmental English and introductory composition, with the possibility of one or more of these being taught online.   No advising or committee responsibilities will be expected.   A student worker (an upper-level English major) will be provided to assist with course management.

Reports To:

Dean of Arts and Sciences


A salary of $35,000, paid over 12 months beginning in August will be provided. Additional compensation may be available through teaching opportunities during Interterm, May term, or Summer term. The Instructor will also have the option to participate in our employee medical/dental insurance plans.

How to Apply

Compliance with College Standards.  All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).

Application materials should include: (1) evidence of preparation for this position (a complete CV with degrees earned, teaching experience, and professional interests); (2) a statement of philosophy of Christian higher education; (3) a statement of personal faith journey and commitment; and (4) names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications will be reviewed once all components have been received. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Address applications to:

Dr. Edwin F. Estevez
Provost and Chief Operating Officer
Greenville College
315 East College Avenue
Greenville, IL 62246-0159
Office: (618) 664-7020

It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville College is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Greenville College performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on GC openings contact:

Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-2800
Fax: (618) 664-7017

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Please forward the completed application to the contact listed in the How To Apply section of each posting or to the Office of Human Resources.

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