Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Writing and Rhetoric

Salisbury, MD
May 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of English at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of English with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric. This is a one year assignment.

Primary Job Duties: Teaching Introductory and Advanced Composition with other possibilities in Writing for Digital Environments, Writing in the Disciplines, and/or Writing Across the Curriculum. 3-3 teaching load.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD in English. Candidates are expected to be able to use effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D.

Applications received by June 1, 2018 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Interviews will be held via Skype. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment is expected to begin August 2018 and is contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications and supporting documents are accepted only via Salisbury University's online employment application system. Visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) A letter of application that should outline education history, teaching experience, and interest (including possible secondary areas of specialization), publication record, scholarly research activities and interests and 2) Curriculum Vitae. Additionally, please have three (3) blind letters of reference, provided directly from your professional references or by an Online Credential Service Provider sent directly to [email protected].

All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Elizabeth Curtin at [email protected].

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland. Salisbury University is a member of the University System of Maryland. It is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges and 'best values' by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

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