English Comp Term Asst Professor

Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Job description

Department: English

English Composition Term Assistant Professor

The George Mason University Department of English seeks applicants for a full-time one-year renewable position (Term Assistant Professor or Term Instructor) to begin in the fall 2018 semester. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


Primary responsibility will be to teach first-year composition and/or advanced composition (separate sections of advanced compositions offered for business, humanities, social science, science/technology majors, and a multidisciplinary version). Schedule may include classes that begin as early as 7:30 a.m. or as late as 7:20 p.m.

This position requires presence on the Fairfax Campus; it cannot be carried out remotely.


MA in English or Rhetoric and Composition required; PhD in these fields or MFA in creative writing preferred.

Graduate coursework in pedagogy and training and experience in online writing experience strongly preferred.

Benefits included. Four courses per semester.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Location: Fairfax, VA

Mason Ad Statement:

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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How to apply

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F297Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu by June 29, 2018; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Equity Statement:

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

George Mason University (often referred to as GMU or Mason) is a public university based in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, south of and adjacent to the city of Fairfax.