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Assistant Professor of English

University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, Tennessee

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Job Description:  This position as a composition and writing instructor carries a 4/4 teaching load that includes primarily courses in the first-year composition sequence.  A successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness in teaching composition and rhetoric, especially teaching writing to developmental learners.  Knowledge of current composition pedagogy and experience teaching first-year writing and developmental writing courses is expected, and a background in Basic Writing Pedagogy and Curriculum development is highly desirable.  Additional desirable experience or skills could include the ability to: incorporate new media and other appropriate technologies into the writing classroom, teach general linguistics or modern/contemporary literature (of any genre or nationality), work with ESL students, or teach online and/or distance learning.


Job Responsibilities:  The University of Tennessee at Martin has traditional tenure requirements in teaching, research, and service, with primary focus on quality teaching.


Minimum Qualifications: PhD in English by August 1, 2024.


Apply online only at and click faculty searches. Applicants must also attach a letter of application, teaching philosophy statement, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi for a first-year composition course, and current vita.  Review of applications will begin November 17th, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted virtually. Search questions may be directed to Dr. Maari Carter, Search Committee Chair:


A standard background check report will be conducted before the candidate is hired as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/TitleVI/TitleIX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applications will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus of The University of Tennessee system with a population of approximately 6, 800 students. The main campus is located in Northwest Tennessee about 125 miles northeast of Memphis, 150 miles northwest of Nashville and 60 miles north of Jackson. Educational Outreach teaching centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley, and Selmer, and dual-enrollment course offerings in Tennessee high schools, bring UT Martin academic programs to people across West Tennessee. UT Martin is home to UT Online, the University of Tennessee’s online programs for both undergraduate and graduate education. UT Martin's investment in its faculty and instructional technology is helping to ensure that the university's graduates are prepared to meet the challenges in an international economy. The state-of-the-art Instructional Technology Center, located in the Paul Meek Library, brings instructional technology capacity to all university faculty members.


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