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Faculty Openings

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of German 2014-15

To begin Fall, 2014. Ph.D. preferred, but ABDs will be considered. This position is a one-year visiting position with the possibility of renewal. We invite applications from generalists with interests and experience in teaching language, literature, and culture at all undergraduate levels and whose specialty areas may also contribute to other programs of the College (e.g., gender and women's studies, film studies, religious studies, etc.).

The normal teaching load is two courses per quarter. Experience in working with diverse populations of students and ability to teach successfully in a multicultural environment preferred. Information on the College can be found at

Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1420 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, and financial means. With a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity, Knox is a vibrant and creative community.

Please send the following materials as one PDF document: letter of application, CV and unofficial graduate transcript to Professor Todd Heidt at Please include "German VAP Search" in the subject of the email. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded directly by recommenders via email to as well. Review of applications will begin on May 14 and continue until the position is filled. In keeping with its 177-year history, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from women and members of other underrepresented groups. Knox College is an AA/EEO institution.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Literature

The English Department at Knox College invites applications for a two-year contract, with the possibility of extension, for a Visiting Assistant Professor in early modern literature with strong interest in Shakespeare. Secondary fields are desirable, and PhD must be in hand or near completion. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching in a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, international student body.

Founded in 1837 in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College enrolls 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries who have a strong passion for and commitment to intellectual community and experiential education. In keeping with a 177-year commitment to equal rights, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of other under-represented groups.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi or teaching portfolio, writing sample, and three letters of reference to, Department of English, Knox College, Galesburg IL 61401. Review of applications begins April 11, 2014.



EOE/AA/Nondiscrimination Statement
In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or affectional preference, age, marital status, disability or other irrelevant factors in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics or any of its educational policies and programs.

Questions and comments regarding this policy should be addressed to Title IX Coordinator Lori Schroeder or Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator Gina Zindt at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 61401-4999.