Instructor/Assistant Professor - Non-Tenure Track - English

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences 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 2022-2023 academic year (August 15, 2022). 


The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 load of writing and/or writing-intensive courses, including regular composition courses and courses for students in our developmental writing track.  Active service within the English department is also expected of all full-time faculty.  Preference will be given to candidates whose pedagogical approach incorporates digital literacies and multimodal discourses, as well as demonstrated interest in and experience teaching diverse student populations.  Candidates with experience in teaching science writing and/or technical writing are especially encouraged to apply. 


College-level experience in composition teaching in both classroom and online formats is required.  Master’s 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, 2022.


Using the link below, please submit, by November 12, 2021, a letter of interest, teaching statement including philosophy on diversity, and CV.  Candidates who proceed beyond the preliminary review will be asked to submit a dossier containing at least three letters of recommendation, a sample syllabus, and a sample assignment.


With over 22,000 students and 2,500 full-time faculty members, UAB has earned national and international acclaim. UAB was ranked number one as “America’s Best Large Employer” by Forbes (2021), we have been twice named by Times Higher Ed as the best young university in the United States, and for each of the last four years we have won the HEED award from INSIGHT into Diversity for our outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.  In addition, the Birmingham area is the largest metropolitan hub in Alabama, offering a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of entertainment and recreational opportunities.


The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body, and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the Birmingham community, the state of Alabama, and the nation and world at large.

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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