The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for part-time lecturers to teach courses that may occur in Fall 2021 (August 30, 2021 - January 12, 2022) or Spring 2022 (January 13, 2022 - May 29, 2022). The English Department occasionally needs lecturers to teach courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty members or graduate students. This search will establish a “pool” of instructors if such openings occur during the 2021/22 academic year. Applicants may be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis throughout the academic year.
Teaching may be for day or evening courses, and primarily will be for in person instruction. Appointments may or may not be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
Courses are primarily introductory undergraduate courses, such as Introduction to Literature: Poetry, Drama, Narrative; The Short Story; Literature to Film; Literature, Science and Technology; Shakespeare; Multicultural Literature of the U.S.; World Literatures in English; Literature and Public Life (includes a community engagement component); and Modern Fiction. Upper-level undergraduate courses could include Textual Analysis: Methods; Analysis of the English Language; The Essay; American and British Literature survey courses, and elective offerings such as Science Fiction and Fantasy, Children’s Literature, and other courses.
We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching and research has prepared them to contribute to the English Department’s commitment to building equity, diversity, and inclusion into their courses.
• Prepare for and teach classes in ways that best help students to learn • Create Canvas course sites and syllabi that conform to department and University policies • Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in field of practice • Hold regular office hours that are clearly announced in advance • Respond to student needs and questions professionally and in a timely manner • Evaluate student learning and assign grades • Communicate instructor evaluation process to students • Receive department and University emails and respond in a timely manner • Understand and follow all relevant University policies and procedures and participate in trainings, as required • Participate in relevant departmental meetings • Submit annual review materials
• Starting rate of $6,000 per course (paid out biweekly during the appointment period)
Teaching Specialists Minimum qualifications: • B.A. degree in English or a closely related field • A minimum of one year college teaching experience or three years of demonstrated successful professional experience in editing or publishing
Preferred qualifications: • M.A. degree in English or a closely related field and two years or more college teaching experience and broad familiarity with English language, literature, and writing
Lecturers Minimum qualifications: • Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in English or closely related field is required • A minimum of two years college teaching experience
Preferred qualifications: • Three years or more college teaching experience and a broad familiarity with English language, literature, and writing • Preference is given to applicants with expertise in subject matter specific to a particular course.
Internal Number: 340345
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