Affiliate Faculty of Writing

Allendale, Michigan
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
Oct 11, 2019
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title:  Affiliate Faculty of Writing

Summary: A full-time (9-month), non-tenure track position to teach 12 to 15 credit hours of first-year writing beginning August 6, 2020. No scholarship expectations or service obligations.

Required Qualifications and Education:

An M.A., M.S. or M.F.A. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or Writing is required by time of employment. Candidates need to have expertise and experience in teaching college composition. Candidates must also have experience teaching writing in a computer lab.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

Graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition, or its professional equivalent.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

The typical full-time (9-month) teaching load is 12-credit hours per semester, drawn from GVSU's general education composition courses. The position is not tenure track. Individuals will be appointed for one academic year on a full-time basis. This may be renewed once for an additional academic year. Thereafter, such individuals may be appointed for three (3) consecutive academic years. The ideal candidates will focus their careers on teaching general education writing courses and on continuously developing their professional expertise as writing teachers. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications (includes health and retirement benefits)

Department/Division:  Writing/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Campus: Allendale

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a CV, cover letter addressed to Professor Christopher Toth, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline Date: Review of applications will begin December 3, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. We plan to conduct online interviews with all finalists.

Allendale, Michigan 49401- (616) 331-5000

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