The Department of English at Auburn University anticipates making multiple Lecturer appointments for the 2023-2024 academic year, with a starting date of August 16, 2023. These are nine-month, full-time, non-tenurable teaching appointments that may be renewed annually by mutual agreement based on the availability of funds, the need for services, and satisfactory performance. The Department anticipates continuing employment in these positions, with the possibility of promotion to Senior Lecturer. Lecturers have primary responsibilities in teaching and secondary responsibilities in service and instructional leadership. The expected teaching load is 4/4; assignments typically include a balance of first-year composition with either core literature, junior-level writing (business, technical, medical, or legal), or creative writing, with the Lecturer’s expertise and departmental needs determining the courses taught each semester. Lecturers are normally eligible for summer teaching, if available. The English Department has particular interest in hiring faculty with skills and experience in working with non-native speakers, in writing studies, and in African American literature and World Literature. We are also particularly interested in candidates who advance our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment.
Master’s degree in English or a related field at the time appointment begins; record of successful teaching in first-year composition and one or more of the following areas: literature, ESOL, creative, technical, business, medical, or legal writing; strong potential as a colleague in the work of a unified department of English Studies. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills are required.
PhD or other terminal degree in English or a related field; an established and highly successful record of teaching composition and other applicable courses at the college or university level; experience working in the context of a writing program, including but not limited to collaborating with other teachers in a leadership or advisory capacity; demonstrated ability to engage with innovative learning technologies and/or online pedagogies; graduate coursework or scholarship in the field of writing studies and/or ESOL; relevant service at the level of department, college, or university.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2023
For more information about our Department, visit www.auburn.edu/english. Applications will be accepted online at https://www.auemployment.com/postings/38700
. Please submit the following documents: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; statement of teaching philosophy; contact information for three recommenders; and transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire).
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. An R1 doctoral institution, in 2022 it was ranked 42nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report.
Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2022 enrollment of 31,764 students includes 24,931 undergraduates and 6,833 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities.
Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers. The Department of English, the largest in the College of Liberal Arts, offers the BA, MA, MTPC, and PhD.