Visiting Instructor - Department of Writing and Linguistics

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Jun 20, 2021
Full time English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics

Job Description

Visiting Instructor—Search #12115 (5 positions)
College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Writing and Linguistics

The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Visiting Instructor for the 2021-2022 academic year. The home campus for these positions will be the Statesboro campus.
Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, visiting instructors in the Department of Writing and Linguistics contribute to the First Year Writing program.

Position Description Reporting to the department chair, the visiting instructor position requires teaching five sections of First Year Writing (ENGL 1101 and 1102) per semester. These positions require excellent teaching, ongoing professional development in the teaching of writing, and a demonstrated commitment to inclusive pedagogy. Each visiting instructor position is a non- tenure track, academic year appointment (10 months, August through May). Appointments are for one year; appointments may be extended for a second and final year based upon satisfactory performance and funding availability. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned master's or doctoral degree in English, rhetoric and composition, literature, creative writing, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2021. At least 18 graduate semester hours directly related to the teaching of writing are required.
• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring,
and curriculum design and development.
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without
assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Two semesters of full-time college teaching in First Year Writing
• Graduate courses in composition, rhetoric, linguistics, writing center theory, or literacy theory
• Participation in professional development activities relevant to a first-year writing program
• Evidence of inclusive pedagogy and commitment to supporting diverse student groups
• Experience using educational technology, including learning management systems
• Experience teaching dual enrollment students

Screening of applications begins June 28, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Patricia Byrd, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Search #12115
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-0739

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non- evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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