The Division of Church, Society, and Humanity at Eastern Nazarene College invites applications for a full-time faculty position teaching courses in communication arts, journalism, and/or writing. The department currently offers two majors in this area: Communication Arts and Journalism & Writing. The ideal candidate will be able to provide innovative and creative leadership over both programs. In addition, this candidate will need to work closely with the Theatre for Social Justice program and the Business program to build connections among these programs. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate teaching excellence, a strong commitment to mentoring students, and a desire for serving in the context of an urban Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan tradition.
The successful applicant will carry a teaching load of 24 credits (based on typical three-credit courses) per academic year, primarily in the areas of communication arts, journalism, and/or writing. Among these courses are Persuasion & Argumentation, Editing and Publishing, Introduction to Media Studies, and Introduction to Creative Writing. Other courses will be determined by the candidate’s expertise and interests.
The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a vision for the future of the program. The individual hired will be expected to revise these degree programs in light of disciplinary and professional demands in order to prepare students for careers following graduation.
The successful applicant will oversee the production of The Veritas News, the student-run college newspaper. The individual hired will serve as the faculty advisor, which will account for three credits of the annual teaching load.
General faculty responsibilities will also include undergraduate advising, committee work, attendance at faculty meetings, recruitment events, and commencement, and service to the Humanities Program, college, and community. As a small liberal arts college, faculty are expected to work closely with the students in their discipline.
Have completed a doctorate in communication arts or related field. Applications from candidates currently enrolled in a doctoral program will also be accepted.
Experience teaching at the undergraduate level and mentoring students. Applicants with other kinds of relevant experience may also be considered.
Expertise in a variety of mediums of communication, including digital communication and social media.
Demonstrate an active relationship with Christ as expressed in faith and service which is in accord with the mission of Eastern Nazarene College and display a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the college’s Wesleyan tradition.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until filled START DATE: August, 2019
APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Applicants need to submit their curriculum vitae along with a cover letter, names of at least four references (three professional, one pastoral), a philosophy of education, and a statement of faith to:
Eastern Nazarene College, a four-year, liberal arts, residential college of the Church of the Nazarene, located on Boston's South Shore, seeks qualified persons to join a multi-cultural community to fill faculty and staff positions. ENC encourages women and minorities to apply. Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well.
About Eastern Nazarene College
Located on Boston’s historic south shore, within walking distance of Quincy Bay, Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) recently celebrated its 110th birthday. A fully accredited traditional liberal arts college, ENC has about 1,100 students distributed across a traditional residential undergraduate program, adult studies, and a graduate program. ENC is known for its success in getting students into top graduate and medical schools and has a 100 percent acceptance rate for its students into Law School. While many faculty are active in publishing and research, and some are leaders in their fields, the emphasis is on the teaching and mentoring of students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service learning projects, and participate in praxis experiences as a part of their education. ENC is one of 160 members of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
From its inception in 1900, move to Quincy in 1919, and to the present, Eastern Nazarene College has pursued a mission of excellence in education in an atmosphere of Christian faith. ENC is one of nine liberal arts coll...eges supported by the International Church of the Nazarene in the United States and Canada, and part of an educational network of sites supported by the church around the world. The college is located in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, which places the college within one of the great hubs of educational, cultural, and scientific endeavor in the world.Eastern Nazarene College is coeducational and offers resources and opportunities for participation, advancement, and service to all students regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. Although the majority of the students come to ENC from Nazarene church backgrounds, over 30 denominations are represented by the nearly 1100 undergraduate students on campus and in the adult education program. Besides strategic location and equal opportunity, an additional advantage ENC students enjoy over students in larger universities is one of greater personal contact with faculty members who are dedicated not only to their scholarly activities, but also to their personal lives of faith. Rather than sheltering students from challenging ideas and controversial issues, ENC professors encourage debate of ideas and issues as a means of learning, to search for truth, greater depth, and personal meaning in one’s faith. With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, students enjoy the rarity of getting to
know their professors personally within the context of the classroom and in
extracurricular activities. All of these elements are reflected in the mission statement
and goals that seek to guide every aspect of the college’s development.
The ENC Ideal
Eastern Nazarene College seeks, in each member of its community, to enlighten the
mind, to enhance the quality of personality, to enkindle a never-ending search for
truth, and to enable each, out of Christian love and concern, to serve others creatively
and responsibly. Both faculty and students subscribe to these principles, as follows.
Truth: We will persevere in our search for truth in our studies, our human relationships,
and our knowledge of God. We will endeavor to express clearly, concretely,
and consistently in all phases of our lives, the truth as we see it.
Values: We will consciously seek the highest values in all phases of our lives -
literature, the arts, recreation, personal human relations, government - by actively
supporting and encouraging their expression wherever we find them.
Creative Scholarship: We will seek to advance knowledge, both secular and
religious, by exploring new, fruitful approaches to deeper insights, wider perspectives,
and more effective applications of liberal arts, science, and spiritual values to
humankind under a motivation that springs from our Christian commitment.
Christian Faith: We will orient our thinking and our living around a commitment to
the Christian way, seeking ever to deepen our own spiritual lives and to disseminate
the Gospel as widely as possible.