Instructor / Lecturer-English

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The Department of English at the University of South Dakota invites applications for the position of Instructor / Lecturer. This nine-month, full-time, benefits-eligible position will teach introductory composition and literature courses in a range of modalities and, as a faculty member, engage with and support English department activities and goals. Additionally, the department is interested in supporting its offerings in the recently added English degree specialization in Professional Writing. Anticipated date of appointment is August 22, 2021. Salary is commensurate with rank.

*First review date is April 26, 2021; Position open until filled. 

Required Qualifications:

  • M.A. or terminal degree in English (or related discipline)
  • Experience in undergraduate writing instruction 
  • Experience in online course delivery, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • A terminal degree is required to be hired at the rank of Lecturer.

Preferred Qualifications: Extensive experience teaching across a range of modalities. Experience in an area of professional writing (such as grant writing, editing, publishing, copy-editing, etc.); this experience may be in teaching or in practice.


Applicants should submit:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of references
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and representative teaching materials
  • Other materials may be requested later from candidates; for example, letters of reference, transcripts, etc.

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