Instructor of English

Instructor of English

Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Philosophy

Job Description:  Teaching responsibilities include five classes per semester, primarily or entirely Freshman Composition and Developmental English.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess a master’s degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or a related degree by time of appointment (August 2018) and provide evidence of successful teaching in college writing.    

Salary:        Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.  Please visit, or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Application: Submit ONE PDF document containing a letter of application, current curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information for three current references, at least one of whom must be able to address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness), and a statement of teaching philosophy to

Dr. Marck Beggs, Search Committee Chair

Review of applications will begin 1 December 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.