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Full Time Faculty of English

Hodges University
Fort Myers, Florida

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About Hodges University:

Live and work in paradise! Hodges University is located in sunny, Ft. Myers, Florida on the southwest Florida Gulf Coast. The region is home to over 1 million year-round residents who take advantage of entertainment options as diverse as shelling on Sanibel Island or Swamp Buggy Racing in Naples, Airboat rides in the Everglades or Art Shows on Fifth Avenue, Fine dining on cuisine from all over the world or fishing for your own fresh catch, world-class golfing or Warm Mineral Springs, the Ferry to Key West or the Edison/Ford Winter Estates, and the REVS Institute for Automotive Research and Historical Study or the Rodeo in Arcadia. Our economy is among the more diversified in the state and our region continues to grow.

Hodges University is a private, not-for-profit, regionally accredited university located in southwest Florida and primarily serves working adult students. The Fort Myers Campus boasts a newly renovated state-of-the-art Health Sciences facility that includes smart classrooms, and nursing skills and simulation labs, with diverse high-fidelity mannequins and equipment; two spacious and well-equipped Physical Therapist Assistant labs; an EMT/EMS lab, complete with functional ambulance; and, coming very soon, a brand-new BS in Dental Hygiene program with a 20-operatory clinic open to the public. This technology affords students and faculty the opportunity to have innovative, leading-edge learning and teaching resources. In addition to the healthcare programs, Hodges University features a range of business and professional programs, a large Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, innovative programs such as the Juris Master, a full-range ESL program, and a variety of non-credit offerings, all offered in a collegial and supportive environment.

Additionally, we are a dynamic, entrepreneurial institution of higher education that espouses the non-traditional, not just in the students we serve, but in the opportunities,  we leverage. We offer workforce-focused certificates and degrees in areas such as Clinical Healthcare, Business, Psychology, and Information Technology.  We are the region's first federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and offer a robust English as a Second Language program - on campus, online, and in satellite locations. We serve a large Veteran population. All of our learning environments are TEC-enabled, which means, for the majority of classes, students can pick both how and when they go to class - in person, online, or virtual - each time the class meets!

Hodges University is also regionally accredited by SACSCOC and approved as a Level III institution offering associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. The healthcare programs are each also accredited by their respective programmatic accrediting agencies. Most programs at Hodges University admit students each month, and many courses are designed to take only 1 month to complete, so that a busy adult student can focus on one course - one topic - at a time.

Job Description:

The School of General Studies (SOGS) at Hodges University in Fort Myers, Florida welcomes highly qualified applicants to fill an immediate need for a Full Time Faculty of English position.

Applicants must have Masters in Rhetoric, Composition, Writing Studies, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or related field; A Ph.D. or Ed.D. is preferred. The SOGS emphasizes building a strong foundation of critical thinking and the practical application of rigorous curriculum. As a member of the SOGS faculty, the person in this role will be an integral part of the school and have the opportunity to shape the SOGS programs. The SOGS has among its core values one-on-one and group mentorship of students and community involvement.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who is an excellent instructor, a capable adjunct faculty mentor, and who has experience with program development and growth. The faculty contract is for a period of 12 months and is renewed annually. Full benefits are available.

The candidate will be expected to provide excellent and current instruction in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels in different course delivery formats including traditional on campus face-to-face, Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC), and fully online.

The candidate is expected to show relevant experience in the current industry fields of Rhetoric, Composition, Writing Studies, or related fields.  The incoming faculty will be expected to participate in reviewing and revising the SOGS programs and reviewing or developing new curriculum.  Other responsibilities include active program recruiting for the School of General Studies (which will include student and adjunct faculty mentorship), working with other faculty on program assessment and continuous improvement, attending departmental, and university meetings/functions, and performing other related duties as assigned.  


Specific to this Position

  • Demonstrated excellence and/or expertise in teaching first-year writing to multilingual, international, multiple-English, and non-heritage English writers.
  • Champion best practices of student advising and tutoring.
  • Contribute to the innovative delivery of education in the classroom and online learning environment.
  • Service to School, University, and Community: Participate in student advising, institutional committees, and campus/community/professional activities. Participate in program reviews; participate in student recruitment and retention. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.
  • The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.




Minimum Qualifications
To be eligible to apply for this position, candidates should possess the following:

  • Master's in Rhetoric, Composition, Writing Studies, TESOL or related field required. Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred.
  • Be able to provide quality instruction in the areas and modalities mentioned above.
  • Demonstrated excellence and/or expertise in teaching first-year writing to multilingual, international, multiple-English, and non-heritage English writers.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with experience working with diverse student populations.


Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate for this position would also possess the following:
  • A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in English by December 2022.
  •  Experience using inquiry-based approaches to teaching rhetoric and writing.
  • An established record of excellent collegiate teaching experience, including online.
  • An established or emerging stream of scholarship in the professional development in Rhetoric, Composition, Writing Studies.
  • A proven track record of program development, positive adjunct faculty mentoring, and successful student recruiting.

Hodges University is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected characteristics under the law in its hiring practices.  All offers of employment conditioned on the successful completion of a background check and in some cases, a drug test.


Hodges Annual Security report (Cleary Act Information and Policy) and Crime Stats located at  The security report describes Hodges Annual Security Plan, and the Crime Stats report lists the number and types of crimes committed on or near campus each year.

To the extent, the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is applicable to me, I hereby consent to the processing of my Personal Data as defined by the GDPR for the purposes outlined and provided for in Hodges' policies, as amended from time to time.  I understand that in certain circumstances, I have the right to object to the processing of my Personal Data.  I further understand that I have the right to request (1) access to my Personal Data; (2) rectification of mistakes or errors and/or erasure of my Personal Data; (3) that Hodges restrict processing of my Personal Data; and (4) that Hodges provide my Personal Data upon request in a portable format. 

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