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Main Campus (Memphis, TN)

The University of Memphis invites applications for two Instructor positions within the Department of English. Positions begin August 2019 and are non-tenure track, one-year appointments with the possibility of annual renewal. Instructors typically teach four courses (12 credit hours) per semester.

The primary assignment for one of the Instructor positions will include teaching online first-year composition and lower-division literature. The Instructor will be expected to teach on campus as well. Special consideration will be given to candidates with online teaching experience.

The primary assignment for the second Instructor position will include teaching upper-division Engineering Communication, technical and professional writing, and first-year composition.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcript, three current letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., student evaluations, sample syllabi, class observation reports). Review of applications begins on April 12, 2019 and continues until the positions are filled.

All applications will be managed through the University’s online application system, WorkForUM, available at https://workforum.memphis.edu/. The University of Memphis is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class.

Minimum Qualifications:
– MA or PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or Technical Communication
– Demonstrated experience in effectively teaching a variety of upper-level and lower-division writing courses
– Readiness to fulfill department-directed course objectives and outcomes

Minimum Position Qualifications
MA, MFA, or PhD in English;

Demonstrated experience in effectively teaching first-year composition and lower division literature courses;

Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. student evaluations, sample syllabi, class observation reports, statement of teaching philosophy, etc.);

Ability to follow departmentally prescribed course objectives / outcomes with flexibility in courses, locations, and teaching times as needed by the department;

Willingness to perform departmental service.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

How to apply

All applications will be managed through the University’s online application system, WorkForUM, available at https://workforum.memphis.edu.

Please submit letter of application, current vita, transcript, contact information for three current letters of reference, a 200-word personal statement of teaching philosophy, and other materials supporting excellence in teaching.

The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.

The University of Memphis will be recognized as one of America's great metropolitan research universities, noted for its comprehensive, innovative academic programs and for capitalizing on its urban setting and region to address the challenges of our global society.