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English Composition

Applications are sought for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English at Buena Vista University, beginning August 2018. We seek candidates with preparation in rhetoric to teach undergraduate courses in all levels of composition.  We seek candidates with experience in student-centered and computer‑assisted instruction, and familiarity with writing program development and assessment.  The position also includes the opportunity to develop courses in our newly launched writing studies minor.  A successful candidate will be interested in at least two of the following: writing tutor training, stretch composition programs, or writing in the professions. Success teaching literature would be helpful but not required. Ph.D. preferred; ABD with firm defense date considered. 

The position requires strong teaching skills, advising and mentoring of undergraduate students, and service to the institution.

BVU prepares students for lifelong success through transformational academic, professional and co-curricular programs. In addition, Buena Vista University offers an exceptional faculty development program and opportunities for international experiences. Review of applications begins November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Buena Vista University’s main 60-acre campus is situated on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in northwest Iowa.  Storm Lake is one of Iowa's most diverse communities. It is one of Iowa's premier vacation spots, with an array of retail shopping and dining opportunities, and a vibrant arts and cultural environment. Businesses of various sizes ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations thrive in this Northwest Iowa city. Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life.

Please submit letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies required for appointment), and current vita with the names of 3 references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number) by mail to Melissa Butcher, Human Resources Office, Buena Vista University, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 or email

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa; and, all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.

Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.