The English department at Calvin College teaches language, literature and writing as interrelated endeavors in which students engage in the process of discovering themselves, the conditions of their lives and the visions they will need to live well as citizens of God's kingdom.

Faculty and students explore together how language, literature and writing can be interpreted and understood through the eyes of our Christian faith.

We find in our faith a freedom to explore the wide range of literary expression and the guiding beacon of the Christian faith as the light that helps us to understand and discern the truthfulness of these expressions.

Open Position

Adjunct Instructor

The English Department at Calvin College invites applications for part-time instruction in the area of rhetoric and composition for the Fall 2017 semester. All courses will be taught on campus; the college does not offer composition courses online.

Calvin College is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from those who will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. For further specifics please see the college website:


  • A master’s degree or above in English is required, with experience teaching college-level composition preferred. All applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach effectively.
  • A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.
  • Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.
  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.


Each applicant should submit:

  • a brief letter explaining the applicant’s interest in teaching at a Christian college;
  • the online application (see below);
  • a CV detailing teaching experience.

Additional information, including official academic transcripts, will be requested of all candidates who are invited to interview for the position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Dr. Chad Engbers, co-chair of the English Department (

To apply: