Assistant Professor of English

Assistant Professor of English

Angola, Indiana

The Opportunity: 

Trine University’s Department of Humanities and Communication is seeking an Assistant Professor of English to join our faculty for the 2022/2023 school year. Trine is a non-tenured, student centered institution that prides itself on preparing students to enter the work force. The ideal candidate would possess the following:

  • Commitment to students and student centered pedagogy
  • Experience teaching composition and introductory communications courses (Speech, Business Communication)
  • Ph.D in relevant field (English, Communications).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Instruct English courses (Technical Communication,  First Year Writing, Speech, and Business Communication) assist with course development and program assessment, advise students regarding academic issues, provide service to the university in the form of committee work).

  • Teach the standard faculty load of twelve (12) semester hours per semester or twenty-four (24) semesters per academic year.
  • Post and maintain a regular schedule of at least ten (10) office hours per week – one office hour shall be scheduled per week for each credit hour of instruction.
  • Provide instruction (teach class) for the class length listed in the official schedule.
  • Prepare and grade a midterm and a final exam or project for each course.
  • Provide each student with a course syllabus.
  • Submit absentee and deficiency information to Academic Support Services via the Intranet site.
  • Assist students with academic deficiencies.
  • Advise prospective and current students about curriculum and career opportunities.
  • Participate in developing or implementing the department strategic plan.
  • The Assistant Professor will also be responsible and accountable for additional duties and assignments as prescribed by the respective Department Chair, School Dean, and Vice President.

Required education:  

A PhD in Technical/Professional Writing or Rhetoric and Composition.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Commitment to students and student centered pedagogy
  • Experience teaching composition and introductory communications courses (Speech, Business Communication)
  • Ph.D in relevant field (English, Communications)

Salary & Benefits: 

Full-time, faculty-line salary  

Outstanding Benefits:

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:                     

  • Health - medical, dental, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life insurance - a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1 ½ times annual salary
  • Vacation and Sick time in accordance to Trine's policies
  • Retirement - after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match

Applicants should send a detailed CV, a letter describing their qualifications for teaching classes and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. 

Are you ready to join Trine?


Trine University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.