Charleston Southern University: Chair of the Bridge Program

The Bridge Program and English Department of Charleston Southern University, in Charleston, South Carolina, invite applications for the positions of Chair of the Bridge Program and/or Instructor or Assistant Professor of Bridge and English, with positions commencing July 1, 2012.  The Bridge Program at Charleston Southern is a developmental program in English and Mathematics with the goal of helping first year students become ready for college level studies.  The chair position requires budgetary oversight, supervision of faculty, coordination of the Writing Center and Math Lab, continuing and ongoing assessment, and coordination with the Chairs of English and Mathematical Sciences.

Applicants should have at least a Master’s in one of the contact disciplines (English or Mathematics); alternate degrees with at least 18 hours in the content area may also apply.  Ph. Ds or other suitable terminal degrees are preferred.  The Chair of the Bridge Program occupies a ten month position with a 3/3 teaching load; teaching primarily courses in Bridge English and first year composition.  Applicants should have experience teaching in developmental studies at the college level and experience in teaching college English as well as knowledge of developmental support apparatus such as focused advising and the Writing Center; administrative experience is preferred.  Applicants who wish to apply for the Instructor/Assistant Professor of Bridge English position (but not the chair position) may also apply.  Send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and a list of references to Dr. Scott D. Yarbrough, Search Committee Chair, Charleston Southern University, NH 105, PO Box 118087, Charleston SC 29423-8087.  Applicants may apply electronically to

Charleston Southern University ( is an independent comprehensive university with over 3,300 students and offers 57 undergraduate majors and graduate degrees in Education, Business, Criminal Justice and Nursing.  The University is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.  Review of credentials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Charleston Southern University is a tobacco-free campus and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability or sex.