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Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor

East Carolina University

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Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies
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Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Title:

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH English

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Department of English ( is a vibrant and energetic community of teachers, scholars, researchers, and writers. The diversity of this department is one of its strengths, and our students benefit from a breadth of faculty expertise across many areas of study. Our faculty and students pursue interests and scholarship in literature, creative writing, technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, multicultural and transnational literature, folklore, film studies, linguistics, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Our department offers four degrees: a B.A. in English; a B.S. in Professional Writing and Information Design; an MA in English; and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication. The department also offers undergraduate minors in English, creative writing, film studies, linguistics, and professional writing and information design. The department also supports general education for all majors across the university through Writing Foundations courses and courses that contribute to writing intensive, diversity, humanities, and social science general education requirements. The Department of English works closely with other departments whose degree programs include our courses. Our faculty and students are important partners in advancing the university’s strategic plan area of distinction as a cultural champion in our region and beyond. The department seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty.

East Carolina University (, a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls around 27,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU enhances the quality of life for our students, campus, and region through cultural enrichment and community engagement. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (est. pop. 90,000), which lies 90 miles east of Raleigh and 80 miles from the Atlantic coast. A thriving small city and regional center for education, health, and the arts, Greenville is a good place to live, work, play, and visit. It has a cost of living more than 10 percent below the national average and boasts a vibrant downtown district with restaurants, breweries, and shopping. Greenville hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year and offers numerous recreational opportunities, including access to the Tar River, over nine miles of greenways, nearly 30 parks and recreational facilities, and a growing arts scene.

The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences ( is home to 16 academic departments, a number of research centers, and over twenty interdisciplinary programs ( including Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, International Studies, and a certificate in Global Understanding.

Job Duties :

The Department of English at East Carolina University ( is seeking to fill three fixed-term faculty positions with the title of Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor (depending upon qualifications) specializing in composition to begin in August 2024. These full-time non-tenure-track positions are for the 2024-2025 academic year, with the possibility of subsequent appointments. The full-time teaching load is typically four courses per semester. Teaching will consist of face-to-face courses, with the possibility that some online courses may be assigned, depending on department and university need. Depending upon a candidate’s credentials, as well as the needs in the department, the Chair may assign other courses besides composition. Service to the university, community, and profession is expected. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, and full-time positions include benefits.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Minimum qualifications for appointment as Teaching Instructor include an MA in English or a related field, including but not limited to Rhetoric/Composition, Writing Studies, or Technical Communication.

Minimum qualifications for appointment as Teaching Assistant Professor include a PhD or MFA in English or a related field, including but not limited to Rhetoric/Composition, Writing Studies, or Technical Communication.

Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience in teaching courses in first-year writing and writing about the disciplines.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience in teaching courses in business writing and scientific writing. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience with online teaching and online pedagogies and technologies.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Candidates for these positions must complete a candidate profile and submit the following materials online at
1) a cover letter,
2) curriculum vitae,
3) one-page teaching philosophy,
4) and a sample syllabus for a first- or second-year composition course.

Candidates have the option of also submitting a sample syllabus for a business writing course.

In addition, candidates must submit the names and email addresses of 2-3 current references. Please be aware that, if the candidate is selected for an interview, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system inviting them to submit letters of reference. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Please contact the search committee chair, Professor Tracy Ann Morse at, with questions.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Not Applicable

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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