Limited-Term Assistant Professor/Instructor

May 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Limited-Term Assistant Professor/Instructor
Search #30007 (4 positions)
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences/Department of Writing and Linguistics

The Department invites nominations and applications for four limited-term faculty positions.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia and is the largest, most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern is a premier choice for more than 20,600 students representing 50 states and 88 nations.

The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and offers an array of programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels through eight colleges: the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Georgia Southern provides all of the benefits of a major university with the personal feel and individualized attention of a much smaller college, and takes great pride in providing an educational environment where students can engage in scholarship, research and service as they prepare for lifelong success.

Georgia Southern is located in Statesboro, Georgia, a classic community of approximately 30,000 residents just an hour from historic Savannah. It is recognized for providing enriching opportunities for people of all ages while benefitting the region and state.

Within this setting, the Department of Writing and Linguistics is a unique department combining theory and practice in the study of written text, discourse, and language. Its mission contributes to the intellectual, cultural, technological, and social lives of its students and the communities in which they live by providing an interdisciplinary approach that combines theoretical knowledge of language usage and structure with practical dispositions in writing, thinking, and discovery in multiple genres.

Position Description. Reporting to the Coordinator of First-Year Writing and the Department Chair, the limited-term positions require excellent teaching and ongoing professional development in the area of writing as an integral vehicle for significant learning across the curriculum. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic year (10 month) appointments, teaching five sections of first-year writing each semester. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one-year basis). The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned master's degree (by August 1, 2017) in Composition and Rhetoric, English, or closely-related field suitable to the Department of Writing and Linguistics (to qualify for the rank of limited-term Instructor). To be appointed as a limited-term Assistant Professor, one must have an earned terminal degree (doctorate or MFA) by August 1, 2017 in Composition and Rhetoric, English, Creative Writing, Linguistics, or closely-related field suitable to the Department of Writing and Linguistics.
• Experience with technologies common to the field of composition and rhetoric
• Evidence of engaged student learning, arising from pedagogical practice informed by the scholarship of composition and rhetoric/writing studies
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred but not Required Qualifications:
• One year (or more) full-time college teaching experience in first-year writing and/or
• Work in a writing center and/or
• National Writing Project experience and/or
• Graduate-level work in composition, rhetoric, linguistics, writing center theory, or literacy theory

Screening of applications begins June 1, and continues until the positions are filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; sample draft(s) of student paper(s) from a first-year writing class that include(s) teacher feedback made by the candidate; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Dan Bauer, Search Chair, Search #30007
Department of Writing and Linguistics
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8026
Statesboro GA 30460-8026
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-0739

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.



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