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Assistant Professor of English, Director of Writing

The English Department at Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in writing at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2015. Birmingham-Southern College is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church and a sheltering institution of Phi Beta Kappa. The College's curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research.

The Director of Writing will manage the campus writing center, teach five courses per year, and provide leadership for the department's composition program. Teaching schedule is 2-1-2, and will include the first-year Seminar in Critical Thinking and Writing, Intermediate Writing, and upper-level courses. Other duties will include supervising adjunct writing faculty, participation in assessing student learning outcomes, and serving as a resource for the college's writing reinforcement initiative.

A strong background in composition and rhetoric is required, and experience with writing center administration is preferred. Additional areas of expertise might include, but are not limited to, new media (digital rhetoric, visual rhetoric), disciplinary specialties (such as science writing or business writing), or composition pedagogy (WAC/WID). The successful teacher/scholar will have an innovative research agenda, avid interest in pedagogical development, and a desire to be an active and engaged citizen of the Birmingham-Southern community as well as a contributing and collegial member of the English Department. Commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in the liberal arts tradition is essential.

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D.by time of employment.

Questions about this position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Tynes Cowan, at tcowan@bsc.edu. Applications may be submitted electronically to Englishsearch@bsc.edu or through the Interfolio link on the MLA job information list.

Applications submitted via mail should be sent to:

Tynes Cowan
Chair, Department of English
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road, Box 549028
Birmingham, AL 35254
BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


Assistant Professor in Christian Theology and/or Christian Ethics

The Religion Department at Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Christian Theology and/or Christian Ethics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2015. Birmingham-Southern College is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church and a sheltering institution of Phi Beta Kappa. The College's curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. The annual teaching load is three classes per semester and an intensive course during January. The successful candidate will develop courses at the introductory and upper levels. While the area of expertise is open, special attention will be given to candidates who research and teach in the areas of African-American religious traditions and theology or global Christianities. Ability to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs of the College is highly desirable. The successful teacher/scholar will have a robust research agenda, avid interest in pedagogical development, and a desire to be an active and engaged citizen of the Birmingham-Southern community as well as a contributing and collegial member of the Religion Department. Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D.by time of employment. 

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference letters. Additionally, each application should include a one-page statement that addresses the applicant's concept of diversity and how the applicant will contribute to the education of students for engaged participation in a diverse world. The committee will begin screening applications October 1, 2014 and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in November 2014. Questions about this position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Amy Cottrill, at acottril@bsc.edu. Applications should be sent to religionsearch@bsc.edu.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2015. Birmingham-Southern College is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college with an ACS approved program in chemistry and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and a sheltering institution of Phi Beta Kappa. The College's curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. The annual teaching load is three classes and/or labs per term and an intensive course during January. Teaching responsibilities could include Biochemistry and Bio-analytical Chemistry as well as courses and laboratories in General and Organic Chemistry. The successful teacher/scholar will have a robust research agenda that is accessible to undergraduates, avid interest in pedagogical development, and a desire to be an active and engaged citizen of the Birmingham-Southern community as well as a contributing and collegial member of the Chemistry and Physics Department. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a closely related field by the time of employment.

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names/contact information for five references. The committee will begin screening applications October 8, 2014 and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.  Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to Dr. Scott Dorman at sdorman@bsc.edu.

Applications submitted via mail should be sent to:
Scott C. Dorman
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road, Box 549022
Birmingham, AL 35254

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


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