Instructor/Assistant Professor of English


The Department of English in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for one full-time, renewable non-tenure-earning faculty position at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank, beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year (August 15, 2021).

The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load of writing courses, including regular composition courses and courses for students in our developmental writing track. College-level teaching experience in classroom and online formats is required. Preference will be given to candidates whose pedagogical approach incorporates digital literacies and student engagement with multimodal discourses, as well as demonstrated interest in and experience teaching diverse student populations.

UAB has been recognized four times as a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award recipient by INSIGHT in Diversity magazine, selected best college for LGBTQ students in Alabama according to BestCollege and Campus Pride in 2019, and named to the list of Colleges and Universities Committed to Diversity in 2016. UAB has also been chosen twice by Times Higher Ed as the top young U.S. university, and several university programs are consistently included in U.S. News and World Report college rankings. Situated in an urban setting, UAB welcomes innovative approaches to engaging students in the creation and dissemination of ideas.

Masters degree in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or related field is required for instructorship; terminal degree in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or related field is required for Assistant Professor rank. Degree must be completed by August 15, 2021.

Compensation will depend on experience.

Please submit, by March 15, via the link below, a letter of interest (limit to two pages), teaching statement including philosophy on diversity, and CV. Candidates who proceed beyond the preliminary review will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation, a sample syllabus, and a sample assignment.

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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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