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Lecturer of General Education Literature (Non-Tenure Track)
Old Dominion University

Date Posted Nov. 14, 2023
Title Lecturer of General Education Literature (Non-Tenure Track)
University Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA, United States
Department ENGLISH
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Literature - General
The English Department at Old Dominion University invites applications for a Lecturer of General Education Literature. This 10-month renewable appointment begins on July 25, 2024, and includes opportunities for summer teaching and administrative work.

We seek applications from a broad range of literary expertises for this generalist position, but are especially interested in candidates who specialize in LGBTQIA+, LatinX, African American, Indigenous, and/or Asian American literature. Applicants with secondary experience or expertise in narratology, graphic or visual novels, AI, game theory/studies, gamified pedagogies, LitRPGs, or game design are also invited to apply. The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who can demonstrate their commitment to the use of inclusive teaching practices in course design, course reading selections, assignments and classroom management.

The Lecturer will primarily teach courses that satisfy the university’s general education literature requirement (Introduction to Literature and American Writers, American Experiences), but may be called on to teach courses in their area of expertise, dependent upon programmatic needs. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load and includes service on two departmental committees. This successful candidate would also work with the Director of General Education Literature in developing curriculum, reviewing outcomes, and facilitating professional development in General Education Literature.
Minimum Qualifications - knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Applicants must have experience teaching literature at the undergraduate level as the instructor of record.
Minimum Qualifications - Education or training
  • Applicants must have completed all MA requirements in English or related field by July 24, 2023.

Preferred Qualifications
  • An earned Ph.D. in English, M.F.A., or other terminal degree in related field.
  • Ability to teach across genre and period specialties and to include a diverse selection of texts and voices.
  • Evidence of innovative teaching practices. We particularly seek faculty with the ability to connect works of literature to contemporary artifacts, trends, and media that provide students points of entrance to the material.

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