The Department of English at East Carolina University (http://english.ecu.edu) is seeking to fill one fixed-term faculty position with the title of Teaching Assistant Professor specializing in composition to begin in August 2024. This is a full-time non-tenure-track position with an initial appointment up to three-years and 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 and/or duties besides composition teaching. Service to the university, community, and profession is expected. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, and full-time positions include benefits.

Contingent upon the availability of funds.
Special Instructions To Application:

Candidates for this position must complete a candidate profile and submit the following materials online at www.jobs.ecu.edu:
1) a cover letter,
2) curriculum vitae,
3) one-page teaching philosophy,
4) a sample syllabus for a first- or second-year composition course.
Candidates have the option of also submitting a one-page writing administration philosophy statement.

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.
Minimum Education/Experience:

A PhD in English or a related field, including but not limited to Rhetoric/Composition, Writing Studies, or Technical Communication, is required. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience in writing program administration and teaching courses in first-year writing and writing about the disciplines.

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Location (city): Greenville

Position Number: 940779

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Department of English (english.ecu.edu) 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 (www.ecu.edu), 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 (thcas.ecu.edu) is home to 16 academic departments, a number of research centers, and over twenty interdisciplinary programs (thcas.ecu.edu/undergraduate-programs/) including Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, International Studies, and a certificate in Global Understanding.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at the time of employment.