Visiting Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of English



Job description

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Visiting Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of English.

Position Details



118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States


Position Type

Employment Status
Full Time

Grant Funded

Posting Close Date
5 days after posting

Job Summary
The School of Humanities seeks to hire a Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of English for the Fall 2021 semester only. The candidate will teach four sections of undergraduate English classes in a mix of online and face to face formats.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Teach four undergraduate English courses according to program needs.
  2. Perform all duties related to successful teaching, including holding office hours, returning graded work on time.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must have a Masters degree in English with prior teaching experience at the university level to be hired as a Visiting Instructor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Candidate should have prior experience using Canvas, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and have a strong familiarity with teaching technologies.

Preferred Qualifications
PhD in English to be hired as a Visiting Assistant Teaching

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

How to apply

Apply online

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

As a great American public university, the University of Mississippi will lead and excel by engaging minds, transforming lives, and serving others.