Featured Job – March 27, 2014


Occasionally, we feature a job at Order of Education. Usually, it catches our eye for one reason or another. Here’s one we spotted this week. For more higher ed jobs, check out the job board.

Assistant Professor of English – Midway College

  • The Department of English at Midway is looking for someone with a completed PhD in English and a focus in rhetoric/composition.
  • Desired specialties – digital literacies, multilingual writing, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines or professions, literacy studies, and relations among rhetoric, composition and communication.
  • Also valuable are these secondary specialties: 1) experience in developing internships or advising students on writing careers, 2) evidence of effective leadership and/or interest in writing assessment.
  • Midway College is located in a small town in Kentucky amid rolling hills, horse farms, and the Bourbon Trail and is within driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

Judging from the listing and from a little research about the school, it looks like this job is best for someone who is interested in teaching a lot of writing sections. Probably not going to be many opportunities to teach advanced literature courses. The teaching load may be fairly substantial, as well.

The good news is those constraints may automatically shrink the hiring pool. If you’re someone who enjoys teaching freshman composition and wants to avoid the heavy research requirements of many tenure track positions, this might just be the job for you.

The deadline to apply is April 15th.

Here’s the contact info for the college:

Postal Address: Human Resources
Midway College
512 E. Stephens St.
Midway, KY 40347
Phone: 859.846.5748
Fax: 859.846.5848
Email Address: hroffice@midway.edu

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