POSTING DATE: March 1, 2013

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


School of Languages and Literature


Dean, School of Languages and Literature


As a full-time faculty member, the Assistant Professor of English will be primarily responsible for teaching a variety of undergraduate English courses.  Additional responsibilities may include teaching an occasional online and/or graduate course in English.  All qualified applicants will be seriously considered; however, due to current needs in the department, the preferred candidate would also have coursework or experience in teaching creative writing, and/or 18+ graduate hours in Spanish, French, or German.


1.  Prepare and teach (24) semester hours of courses each academic year.

2.  Maintain a minimum of 10 hours of office hours/week.

3.  Academically advise undergraduate and graduate students and assist with registrations and recruiting events.

4.  Assist the Dean and faculty members in developing new English programs, reporting data, selecting textbooks, and developing syllabi.

5.  Serve on University, Faculty, and School Committees; assist with graduations and attend scheduled faculty and staff meetings.


The above statements are not a complete list of responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this position. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of L&L, or the Executive Vice President/Provost.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

Ph.D. in English or related field (such as technical communication, composition, or rhetoric) with coursework or experience in teaching creative writing preferred but not required.  Graduate hours in Spanish, French, or German also a plus.

Experience & Knowledge:

Recent experience teaching English in a college or university setting is required.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  The ability to teach English courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Additionally, preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following qualifications:

a. coursework or experience in teaching creative writing

b.  18+ graduate hours in Spanish, French, or German.

2.  Fluency in the English language with impeccable writing and speaking skills;

3.  The ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities with no direct supervision;

4.  Proficiency with computers, technology, and related educational/classroom equipment; 

5. A strong interest in teaching and leading in the growth and development of undergraduate students;

6. The ability and desire to apply Christian principles in the workplace.

Additional Requirements:

1. Endorsement by the Executive Vice President/Provost.

2. Must be able to pass Background Checks.

3. Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information in Word or PDF Formats:

1. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement and Teaching Philosophy:

(Link to Application Below)

3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

4. Three Current Professional Letters of Recommendation

5.  Copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic work

Additional material may be requested at a later date.

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1274
Phone: (806) 291-3451

Fax: (806) 291-1981



Positions Will Remain Open Until Filled. 

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.