Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor

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Job Title:

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH English

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Department of English (english.ecu.edu) is one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University. It is a vibrant and research-active unit that offers four degrees: a B.A. in English; B.S. in Professional Writing and Information Design; an M.A. in English with concentrations in eight different areas; and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication.
East Carolina University (www.ecu.edu), a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls around 29,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 90,000), which lies 90 miles east of Raleigh and 80 miles from the Atlantic coast.

Job Duties :

The Department of English at East Carolina University (http://english.ecu.edu) is seeking to fill two positions with the title of Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor (depending upon qualifications) specializing in composition to begin August 16, 2021. These full-time, non-tenure-track positions are for the fall and spring semesters of the 2021-2022 academic year only, with the possibility of subsequent appointments. The full-time teaching load is typically four courses per semester. Teaching will consist of face-to-face courses, with the possibility that some online courses may be assigned, depending on department and university need. Depending upon a candidate’s credentials, as well as the needs in the department, the Chair may assign other courses besides composition. Service to the university, community, and profession is expected. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, and full- time positions include benefits. The department seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty.
Contingent upon available funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Minimum qualifications for appointment as Teaching Instructor include an MA in English or a related field, including but not limited to Rhetoric/Composition, Writing Studies, or Technical Communication. A PhD or MFA in English or a related field, including but not limited to Rhetoric/Composition, Writing Studies, or Technical Communication, is required for an appointment as a Teaching Assistant Professor. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience in teaching courses in first-year writing and writing about the disciplines.

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Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience in teaching courses in business writing and scientific writing. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience with online teaching and online pedagogies and technologies.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Candidates for these positions must complete a candidate profile and submit the following materials online at www.jobs.ecu.edu: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching philosophy, and a sample syllabus for a first-year composition course. Candidates have the option of also submitting a sample syllabus for a business writing course. In addition, candidates must submit the names and email addresses of 2-3 current references. Please be aware that, if the candidate is selected for an interview, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system inviting them to submit a letter of reference. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Not Applicable

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 3/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time