Millikin University's English Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach Secondary English Language Arts courses in our nationally accredited, vibrant English Education program, beginning August 15, 2017. Teaching responsibilities (12 hours per semester) include

Adolescent literature
English language
Methods in the teaching of English language arts
Methods of teaching literacy in the content areas
Supervision of student teaching
First-year writing courses


Other duties include

Coordinating assessment of the program
Working with Millikin University's Teacher Education program
Administration of the English Education program
Ensuring that all students meet ISBE licensure requirements


Ideal applicants will have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the secondary/middle-school level and a Ph.D. in English Education or a closely related field. A clear record of teaching excellence is required.


Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning — a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation <>. Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world.


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a letter that addresses experience and philosophy of teaching, a one-page statement about the candidate's vision for an English Education program, three letters of reference, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Michael W. George, Chair of the English Education Search Committee, Department of English, and materials should be submitted electronically by clicking the apply tab below.  Any questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Michael W. George at


Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check.  Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Millikin University has an institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and welcomes applications from all candidates with exceptional qualifications.  Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.