American University hiring writing instructors

Position Announcement:
Instructor or Professorial Lecturer in the Writing Studies Program
Department of Literature
American University

The Department of Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for term faculty positions for Academic Year 2019-2020.  Rank will be dependent on experience and degree. 

Two appointments are 9-month term positions starting in fall semester (August 26, 2019).  The positions will require the faculty members to teach three 15-work undergraduate writing courses in each of the fall and spring semesters.

One appointment is a 12-month term position starting May 20, 2019.  This position will require the faculty member to teach two 12-week undergraduate courses in the summer and three 15-week undergraduate writing courses in each of the fall and spring semesters.

 Most of these courses will be restricted to international second-language writers.  These classes are capped at 15 students.  All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in department and university activities and service.

Applicants should hold a graduate degree in English or Rhetoric and Composition, TESOL, linguistics, or related field, with degrees and coursework in second-language writing preferred. Additionally, applicants should have experience teaching academic writing to international students at the university level.

Salary is competitive.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled, subject to ongoing budgetary approval. Please submit applications via:  for 9 month positions; for 12 month position.  Include a teaching statement that addresses pedagogical philosophy and examples of relevant practice, as well as evidence of support for diverse student populations; curriculum vitae; two letters of recommendation; and a syllabus from a recent writing class.  We especially encourage applicants from underrepresented groups. Please contact Michael Burgtorf, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-2908 or if you have any questions.