Teaching Instructor

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Job description

The Department of English (http://www.ecu.edu/english) is seeking to fill one or more positions for Teaching Instructors specializing in composition to begin August 13, 2018. These non-tenure-track positions are for the fall and spring semesters of the 2018-2019 academic year only, with the possibility of subsequent appointments. The full-time teaching load for these positions is typically four courses per semester. Depending upon a candidate’s credentials, as well as the needs in the department, the Chair may assign other courses. Service to the university, community, and profession is expected. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, and full-time positions include benefits. We are committed to fostering diversity in our faculty and student body.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Minimum qualifications include MA in English or related degree (e.g., rhetoric/composition or writing studies) from an appropriately accredited institution. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience in teaching courses in first-year writing and writing about the disciplines.

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Location (city): Greenville

Position Number: 935569

Organizational Unit Overview:

With more than 70 full-time faculty and more than 100 graduate students, the Department of English at East Carolina University is a vibrant and energetic collection of teachers, scholars, researchers, and writers. One of 16 departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, we offer three degrees: a B.A. in English, an M.A. in English with concentrations in eight different areas, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication. We also offer an undergraduate certificate in business and technical communication and post-baccalaureate certificates in professional communication, multicultural and transnational literatures, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), and teaching English in two-year colleges.

The diversity of the department is one of its strengths: we feature courses in literature, creative writing, technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, multicultural and transnational literatures, linguistics, theory and criticism, folklore, children’s literature, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and film studies.

How to apply

Candidates for these positions must complete a candidate profile and submit the following materials online at www.jobs.ecu.edu: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching philosophy, and a sample syllabus for a first-year composition course. In addition, candidates will arrange for three current reference letters to be sent to:

Marianne Montgomery, Chair
Attn: Teaching Instructor Search
Department of English
Bate Building 2201
Mail Stop 555
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353.

Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see “Application Types Accepted” below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.

  • Required Applicant Documents
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • Additional Document #1 (teaching philosophy)
  • Additional Document #2 (sample syllabus)

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University: • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; • Develops tomorrow’s leaders to serve and inspire positive change; • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.