Overview

Belmont Abbey College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in Writing. The successful candidate will contribute to a vibrant and expanding Writing minor by developing upper-level courses in digital writing and in the candidate’s specialty. The position entails regular teaching in the core Rhetoric and Writing curriculum as well as contributing to the college’s new Writing Center. Doctorate in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, or a related field is required.
The standard undergraduate teaching load is 4/4. Familiarity with distance learning and an ability to utilize technology applications and learning management systems, such as Canvas, in instruction is expected. Faculty teaching fully online courses must possess or be willing to obtain Quality Matters certification. Service to the department, College, and community; scholarly development; and contributing positively to the College’s mission are expected. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate 1) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; 2) a philosophy of teaching that supports the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and 3) a strong desire to teach at a liberal arts institution where the academic program is “guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning.”

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. Please apply by email to facultysearch@bac.edu using the subject line “English Search.” Include letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition in the context of a Benedictine liberal arts college and how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for interview.)

Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates students in the liberal arts and sciences according to our mission “so that in all things God may be glorified.” The College, which is more than 140 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a community atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom. There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica.

The College’s mission and vision statements may be found on our website (http://belmontabbeycollege.edu/about/mission-vision-2/).

About Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College is an extraordinary Catholic, Benedictine and Liberal Arts institution rated among the top ten regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1876, its mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others. The beautiful and historic campus is conveniently located just five miles west of Charlotte, N.C.