Part-Time Instructor (English)

Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University

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Job Title: Part-Time Instructor (English)
Location: Valdosta State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 219553
About Us

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Job Summary

The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.


The Department of English in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to find part-time instructors to teach first-year writing classes at Valdosta State University. Part-time instructors may teach one or two classes per semester and focus on retention initiatives (maintaining an up-to-date gradebook in the learning management system, using the Success Portal to set early alerts for attendance and academic progress, and connecting students with support services) while also working with coordinators for First-Year Writing and World Literature. Successful candidates who can teach on-campus classes are preferred, but we sometimes need online classes as well. For more information, contact Dr. Sewell, Head of English Department, via phone (229-333-7336) or via email (

Typical Allocation of Duties:

100% Teaching

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree at the time of appointment in the appropriate field (minimum of eighteen hours in English, rhetoric and composition, writing studies, comparative literature, linguistics)
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Preferred Qualifications
  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds
Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Position Requires completion of VSU’s Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker’s Compensation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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