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Lecturer of English

Georgia Southwestern State University
Americus, Georgia

Job Details

Job Title: Lecturer of English
Location: Americus, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 267807
About Us

Georgia Southwestern State University – a four-year institution – cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern State University is a comprehensive state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master’s and specialist degree programs.

Georgia Southwestern is committed to serving the needs of its developing region with educational programs for high school, for professional and technical graduates; post-graduate professional training; research and business services; and cultural enrichment. Through its national and international affiliations, the University links Southwest Georgia with the global economy and actively fosters a greater understanding of international business and culture.

Job Summary

The Department of English and Modern Languages offers a B.A. in English with two concentrations: Literature and Professional Writing. The degree is available online and on-campus. This degree program fosters skills in close reading and analysis, research and writing, the synthesis of ideas, the study of genre, and delving into cultural and historical contexts in the interpretation of texts. Additionally, the department provides a minor in Spanish and offers courses in beginning Chinese to further enhance linguistic and cultural proficiency as well as a certificate in American Studies.

The position calls for an enthusiastic and captivating educator to handle a 4/4 workload, primarily focused on first-year composition courses and second-year literature surveys. A minimum of an MA is required, a terminal degree is preferred.Candidates must have prior teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in dual-enrollment courses and distance learning, as well as a specialization in American literature. The ideal candidate will showcase an understanding of the department's teaching mission and a dedication to service and scholarly pursuits.


Full-time, 10-month contract; 4/4 teaching load with the possibility of summer teaching.

Deliver a variety of courses in the department according to interest and departmental needs in multiple formats including, but not limited to, online, hybrid, and face-to-face.

Provide dedicated advising and mentorship to students as assigned, fostering their academic and professional growth.

Demonstrate a strong commitment to service through active participation in departmental, University, and professional activities.

Actively engage in research and scholarly activities to contribute to the academic excellence of the department.

Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair and Administration.

Required Qualifications

Doctorate (preferred)/Masters (required) in English by time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching courses in first-year composition, second-year literature survey, and dual enrollment.

Experience teaching in online and hybrid modalities.

Experience collaborating across disciplines.

Experience serving as an academic advisor.

Experience coordinating students in experiential learning opportunities, internships, and High Impact Practices (HIPs).

Proposed Salary

$45,000 - $55,000

Required Documents to Attach

Cover letter


Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (if available).

Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) for application.

Contact information for three professional references.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the position, please contact the Chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages, Dr. Michael Moir at

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with Georgia Southwestern State University, as determined by Georgia Southwestern State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check and drug screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southwestern State University is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the University takes affirmative action to preclude discrimination in recruiting, transferring, training and terminating of employees because of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, veterans status, disability or any other reason in accordance with applicable state and federal statutes, executive orders and other regulations which prohibit discriminatory employment practices.

Other Information

Review of Materials will begin on March 1st, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: August 1, 2024.


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