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Bluefield University Employment Opportunities

Assistant or Associate Professor of English

JOB SUMMARY: The College of Arts and Letters seeks applications for a full­-time Assistant or Associate Professor in English to start no later than August 2024.

 JOB DESCRIPTION: The selected candidate will provide service to Bluefield University, the College of Arts & Letters, and the profession. Specifically, the successful candidate will be expected to provide education which aligns within the framework of the Bluefield’s curricula and Christ-centered foundation, promoting and enhancing student success by using contemporary methods of evidence-based pedagogy, and demonstrating the ability to engage students in the learning process.

A doctorate in English or related field is expected (candidates who are ABD may be considered). A PhD or emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition is preferred.

Faculty responsibilities include teaching 24-27 credit hours per year, advising, committee work, involvement in professional development, and committee responsibilities.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff and must possess effective communication skills both verbal and written that will represent Bluefield University and the English program within the community and most importantly to students and prospective students.

The individual must be a committed Christian and able to integrate faith and learning, foster critical and creative thinking, and work cooperatively within the campus community to advance the mission of the University.

The candidate must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, preferably in various modalities (face-to-face, online, hybrid, etc.).

To apply for this position, please visit to complete the electronic faculty employment application and upload the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Christian Faith
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hiring).  Please see below.
  • Three letters of reference

Hard copy application materials may be sent to Judy Pedneau, Director of Human Resources at Bluefield University, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, [email protected].

Additional information about Bluefield University is available at

To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.

Bluefield University is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. The University is committed to supporting diversity and utilizing recruitment practices that do not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Supervisors are personally accountable for ensuring their recruiting and selection processes are in keeping with the university’s recruitment philosophy and are conducted in a fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory manner.

Please note the definition of “Official Transcripts”

Hard-copy transcripts and other academic records are considered “official” when they arrive in a sealed, stamped, official envelope with the seal and any other security feature intact. Electronic transcripts are considered “official” when we receive them from a secure site formally linked to the sending institution or testing service.

Academic records received in any other condition, such as transcripts that arrive in an unsealed envelope, or that are emailed or uploaded by the student, or that are printed from the university portal, are not considered “official.”

Official transcripts may be sent to:

Academic Affairs Office

Bluefield University

3000 College Avenue

Bluefield, VA   24605

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