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Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Composition

Lakeland University
Plymouth, Wisconsin
Compensation will be commensurate with background and experience.

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The Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Composition teaches courses in composition, professional writing, and interdisciplinary studies. The Assistant Professor of Composition is a tenure track position, and advises students; serves on institutional and/or faculty committees; and participates in ongoing professional development.


All Lakeland University staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission;

  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the institution;

  • Be good stewards of the institution's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community;

  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;

  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;

  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the college community;

  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;

  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.


The Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Composition is responsible for

  • Teaching at least 24 credits per academic year in composition, professional writing (e.g., copywriting, editing, technical writing, writing for non-profits) and interdisciplinary studies, including the interdisciplinary studies core;

  • Administering and/or developing coursework (assignments, projects, in-class learning activities, critiques, exams) that meets and assesses course learning objectives;

  • Facilitating opportunities for students to engage in experiential education;

The Assistant Professor of Composition is also responsible for

  • Advising students;

  • Serving on faculty and/or institutional committees;

  • Participating in professional development.



  • MA, MFA, or PhD, in English, composition, creative writing, or rhetoric;

  • Experience teaching introductory and advanced composition courses;

  • Experience teaching professional writing;

  • Experience in the process of publishing;

  • Experience teaching in multiple modalities;

  • Experience working effectively with individuals of varying ages, backgrounds, and motivations.


  • Most work performed in an interior work environment.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Lakeland University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

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