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Job Summary

Wilberforce University is a small, Liberal Arts University with an Entrepreneurial focus, and a legacy of being the nation’s first private HBCU. Faculty are expected to fulfill the mission and core values of the university with dedication, compliance with all university and academic area policies, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to the success of the students and the university. Broad responsibilities include teaching, research and grant writing, and service to the community. Demonstrate instructional proficiency teaching in various modalities (in-person, virtual, or online).  This appointment starts in the fall of 2024.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching a broad range of English and Literature courses, including Composition I, Composition II, and Literature of African Americans, or a related field involving the Humanities.
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate Digital Humanities majors and current students with Literature as a concentration.
  • Engage in and maintain active scholarly research activities.
  • Serve on departmental and university committees and engage in other forms of service to the university and academic community.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Candidates must have a doctorate in English, Literature, Digital Humanities, or a related discipline.  Candidates with ABDs considered but must have a conferred Ph.D. by December 31, 2024.

Minimum Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with Prior Teaching Experience.

Closing Date:

The deadline for applications is June 14, 2024.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae including all post-doctoral and/or professional employment; published and/or peer-reviewed articles; and authored, funded research proposals, with funded amount and funding agency
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to offer.)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

All applications and required documents must be submitted to and copy Dr. Brandon Owens at A complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. All documents must be saved in .pdf format with your name and position title in the document name. Other formats cannot be processed properly.


Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Assistant Professor of Literature/English position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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