Assistant Professor of English

Assistant Professor of English

Angola, Indiana

The Opportunity: 

Trine University’s Department of Humanities and Communication welcomes applications for an Assistant Professor of English to join our faculty, beginning Fall 2024. Trine is a non-tenured, student-centered institution that prides itself on preparing students to enter the work force. The Department of Humanities and Communication fosters a culture of collaboration and creativity, and English students and faculty work closely with both the Communication Program and a variety of departments across campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct English and Communication courses (Technical Communication, College Composition, Speech, and Business Communication)
  • Serve as an academic advisor to students
  • Teach the standard faculty load of twelve (12) credit hours per semester
  • Post and maintain a regular schedule of at least ten (10) office hours per week
  • Assist with course development and program assessment
  • Provide service to the university in the form of committee work
  • Be responsible for additional duties and assignments as prescribed by the respective Department Chair


The ideal candidate will

  • Be committed to student learning
  • Have experience teaching a breadth of courses in writing and communication, including courses in introductory and advanced composition, technical communication, business communication, and speech
  • Have earned an MA in English, Communication, or a related field. A terminal degree (PhD/MFA) is preferred.

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.