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Position Details

Assistant Professor of English

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VIRGINIA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.vwu.edu) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English, with expertise in Digital and Professional Writing. Candidates must have a PhD in English by August 2023. The position begins in fall 2023.

The University seeks a candidate with a strong commitment to teaching, cross-disciplinary collaboration, student advising, and research. We are especially interested in applicants who will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQIA+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college students. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester, including first-year composition, with opportunity to develop courses in candidate's areas of expertise.

We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the Creative & Professional Writing track of the undergraduate major, including the development of courses in digital composition and web authoring/design, technical/professional writing and editing, cultural rhetorics, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Courses are taught in both in-person and online formats. The salary is competitive, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit, electronically (as a single PDF):

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
  • a statement on experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds
  • sample syllabi for the kinds of courses listed above
  • a writing sample
  • transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point)
  • and three letters of reference to Human Resources, at employment@vwu.edu.

A review of applications will begin on January 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Kellie Holzer at kholzer@vwu.edu.

About Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. Undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Musical Arts, and Bachelor of Social Work with 42 majors, 32 minors, and 19 pre-professional tracks. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Education, and Master of Arts in Education. Students thrive in average class sizes of 15 and through the University's experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career-development programs. An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia's dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.


Virginia Wesleyan is a university with a coastal edge. Located in Virginia Beach, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay, our region is proud of its vibrant city life, sandy beaches, and rich history. Learn more at visit virginiabeach.com/explore.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Virginia Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience, and qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, the presence of non-job-related medical disability, or any other legally protected status.