Visiting Faculty, English



Job description

Department of English

Job Summary

The Department of English seeks to hire non-tenure track Visiting Faculty at either the Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor level for the 2023-2024 academic year.  The Visiting Faculty member will teach a 5/4 load of composition, writing studios, speech, and/or literature surveys, as well as other courses needed by the department, and will conduct weekly office hours.  Applicants with experience teaching composition, developmental writing, speech, and literature surveys may be given priority.  Applicants with availability to teach in person on the JSU campus Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will be given priority.

Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree with at least 18 hours completed in graduate-level English courses.  Applicants with master’s or doctoral degrees in English will be given priority.  The position start date is August 1, 2023, and Visiting Faculty will be required to attend an all-day professional development departmental workshop.

All applicants must submit a CV and cover letter.  The cover letter must address the applicant’s availability to teach in person on the JSU campus Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  New applicants who have not taught English at JSU before must also submit three references with current email and phone numbers and official transcripts.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the discipline with at least 18 hours completed in graduate-level English courses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in English.
  • Experience with in-person, hybrid, and/or online instruction.
  • Experience with Canvas or another learning management system.
  • Experience mentoring students.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations.

Department Information

The Department of English at Jacksonville State University offers an undergraduate degree with concentrations in creative writing, literature, and professional writing, as well as a master’s degree and several certificate and microcredential programs.  Faculty and students enjoy a wide range of courses; activities; events; internships; and study abroad, service, and experiential learning opportunities.

About JSU

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students representing 61 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor’s, master’s, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus – Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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How to apply

Apply online with

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts required upon hire)

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Founded in 1934, Jacksonville University is a private, comprehensive university on the shore of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. The University has a growing enrollment of more than 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 45 states and more than 40 countries taught by 188 regular faculty and 138 part-time. The diverse student body consists of 31 percent representing Asian, Latino, African American and Native Americans.