Assistant Professor of English - Academic Writing

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Normal, AL
  • May 03, 2021
Full time English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics

Job Description

Company Description:

Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for the positions listed below. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles away from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 6,100-student population a wide range of course offerings under the College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences; College of Business and Public Affairs; College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Science. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy.

Job Description:


This position is in the College of Education, Humanities, and Behavioral Sciences. The position is a full-time, 9-month position in the Department of English and Foreign Languages.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaches courses in writing at the freshman level and beyond.
  • Participates in the activities of the department, college, and university including recruitment and new course development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):

  • PhD in English or closely-related field
  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience teaching at the college level that includes freshman composition
  • Coursework and/or experience teaching advanced composition, writing in the professions or writing across the curriculum

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellence in oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level
  • Demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with university colleagues within a diverse environment. 
  • Ability to contribute to academic program development at the undergraduate and master's levels. 

Additional Information:


The salary for each position is based on the grade/tier in which the position is placed, and the salary within the grade/tier is based on the number of years of related experience or number of years in the hiring rank.

CLOSING DATE: May 21, 2021

Alabama A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Alabama A&M University encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following documents online

  • Employment Application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript (if applicable)

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