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Lecturer in English (Rhetoric and Composition)

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia

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Lecturer in English (Rhetoric and Composition)
Department of English, GSU, Atlanta Campus

The Department of English of Georgia State University invites applications for the position of Lecturer at its downtown Atlanta campus, which serves a diverse and expanding undergraduate and graduate student body. We seek a versatile candidate to offer coverage in our First Year Writing Program and growth in high-demand areas as we prepare students for emerging careers. 

Lecturers at Georgia State University are full-time non-tenure track faculty with both teaching and service requirements who directly contribute to the mission of the university. Lecturers have the opportunity for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Principal Senior Lecturer, based on excellence in teaching and appropriate service. Our lecturers are full members of the department’s intellectual community and leadership team. 

Essential Qualifications   
•    MFA or PhD in English at the time of appointment
•    Demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year composition or other college-level writing courses
•    Interest in teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds 

Preferred Qualifications
•    Experience in teaching in hybrid or online modalities
•    Research and/or work experience in multimodal composition, scholarship of teaching and learning, professional writing and editing, and/or writing program administration

The typical teaching load for this position is 4/4. Lecturers will primarily teach writing classes for the First Year Writing Program, which serves all students in the university; additional course assignments will depend on the teaching expertise of the hire and departmental and university needs. Starting salary is expected to be $55,000, depending on experience, with the possibility for additional compensation for summer teaching (10% per course). The start date for this position is August 2023.

Situated in the cultural and economic center of the Southeast, GSU is a vibrant urban public research institution ranked nationally as a leader in undergraduate teaching and in fostering the academic success of diverse populations. The College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of English seek to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups and support faculty professional success through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks in college-level program development. GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.  

To Apply
Please send the follow materials to George Pullman, Search Committee Chair, at  [email protected]

1. Application cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Teaching statement that addresses ability to teach a diverse student body
4. Student evaluations or other evidence of success in instruction
5. Names and contact information for three references

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. 




Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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