Human Resources

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English at Muskingum University invites applications for a one-year, full-time appointment in writing and literature at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning the fall semester of 2022.  This position has the possibility of renewal.

We seek an enthusiastic educator who will share a passion for reading, writing, and critical thinking within the core undergraduate curriculum while also providing instruction for English majors and minors. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Composition, Introduction to Literature, and British literature.

A Masters degree, ABD, or PhD in English is required, as is successful prior teaching at the college level. We seek an educator who prioritizes student engagement in a liberal arts setting.

How to Apply

To apply, send the following application materials by email to or fax to 740-826-6131. Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence.

  • Letter of application addressing the qualities and qualifications sought by the university for this position
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
  • List of three professional references with contact information and relationship to applicant

Questions may be directed to Dr. Jane Varley (, Chair, Arts & Humanities Division.  The position is open until filled with review of applications to begin immediately.  Appointment to this position is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check through the University's background check agency.

About Muskingum

Muskingum is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition, located just seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord. The university’s total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 2,500.

The university actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population.  Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations that have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.

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