Employment Opportunities

English and Foreign Languages
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The Hampton University Department of English and Foreign Languages invites nominations and applications for a chairperson position at the rank of Associate or Assistant professor level for a tenure track position beginning August 2018.  

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.  The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Hampton University hourses the BA in English, MA in English (Master of Teaching) and BA in Spanish degrees. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate must be committed to managing the growth and development of the Department and must demonstrate evidence of grantsmanship and research. They should also be committed to teaching, and the advisement of students. Specific responsibilities will include oversight of the faculty and the work of the department such as development of the short and long-range plans for the academic unit, assurance of the quality and coordination of instruction, preparation of annual faculty and staff evaluations in the department, overseeing the recruitment of students, preparation of a budget for the expenditure of departmental funds, acquisition of external funding from grant sources and conducting research projects through personal initiative. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in English or a related field from an accredited university, management and administrative abilities, leadership abilities, potential to teach effectively (in both online and traditional settings) at the university level in undergraduate settings, ability to conduct scholarly/funded research and publish in peer-reviewed outlets, and the ability to advise students.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment for Faculty, a letter outlining the candidate's commitment to teaching, professional and scholarly work; a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. Applications may be submitted electronically to: linda.malone-colon@hamptonu.edu and/or mailed to:


Dr. Linda Malone-Colon, Dean

School of Liberal Arts and Education

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

Phone 757-727-5400

*Hampton University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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