Instructor - English

The Department of English seeks full-time Instructors to join the University Writing Program this fall. We are looking for faculty to teach writing and introductory general education courses. Some preference will be given to those interested in the areas of rhetoric, digital composition, and professional, technical, scientific, and/or legal writing. Instructors teach a 4/4 load and serve on a committee dedicated to developing the University Writing Program. Instructors hired in this search will initially have a one-year renewable contract. Non-tenure-track faculty members are not eligible for tenure, but can reach the rank of Senior Instructor. We have a growing and exciting program that reflects a long-standing and committed community of writing faculty here at LSU in Baton Rouge.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in English or related field; evidence of outstanding teaching in first-year composition.

Additional Qualifications Desired: Ph.D.; coursework in composition pedagogy; experience teaching writing, rhetoric, literature, and/or linguistics at a college or university.

Screening begins as soon as possible, and continues until candidates are selected.  

Because LSU’s University Writing Program is committed to creating and maintaining a learning environment that embraces diversity, we especially seek writing instructors from underrepresented groups.

To apply, submit the following:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • 1-page Teaching Philosophy
  • At least two letters of recommendation

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed 

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