Instructor / Assistant Professor of English

Instructor / Assistant Professor of English

Frostburg State University, Department of English and Foreign Languages, seeks applications for an Instructor / Assistant Professor of English specializing in First-Year Writing and Advanced Composition. This full-time, tenure-track position will begin in Fall 2022. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; University System of Maryland benefits package included. 


The Department of English and Foreign Languages at FSU provides writing instruction for all majors through the General Education Program. We foster a welcoming, collegial, and collaborative professional environment for all faculty.


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) includes the Department of English and Foreign Languages.  In the college, we believe that diversity enriches our community and enhances our students’ educational experience. We seek colleagues who embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to promoting diversity and have respect for our diverse student population. 


Responsibilities:  Teach 12 credits per semester in first year and advanced composition including writing in the social sciences. Opportunities exist for teaching courses in the successful candidate’s specialty. Faculty will participate in ongoing department conversation about best practices in writing instruction, assessment, and program redesign. Other duties may include advising and mentoring undergraduate students. Scholarship and service are important components of annual evaluations and are required for tenure and promotion.


Minimum Qualifications: ABD or Ph.D. in English, Composition Studies, or Rhetoric and Composition. The successful candidate will have research interests and background in current theory and practices in composition studies and first year writing pedagogy.


If selected candidate is ABD, they will be hired at the rank of Instructor, with the requirement that the candidate finish the doctoral degree within the first year of employment. 


Preferred Qualifications: Research and teaching interests in African American rhetoric, critical theories of race and writing instruction, translingual writing, and basic writing pedagogy. Experience with underserved populations, first-generation college students, or TESEOL is a plus.

About the University: A member institution of the University System of Maryland, Frostburg State University is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university offering programs in the sciences, education, business, the arts and humanities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. FSU prides itself on being a dynamic, learning-centered institution that emphasizes teaching with opportunities for professional development and research. More than 5,000 students enroll yearly.

About the Area: FSU is located on a scenic 260-acre campus in the mountains of Western Maryland, a region rich in history, quaint shopping areas and eclectic cafes and food choices. The Western Maryland region is considered to be a four-season outdoor mecca of recreational experiences offering activities such as; hiking, mountain biking, water sports, snow skiing/boarding, golfing, climbing, etc.  Frostburg offers a family-friendly college town feel with easy access to major cities like Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore. If you are looking for insightful colleagues, energetic students, and a great place to work and call home in a region with unlimited adventure seeking opportunities, FSU is for you!

To Apply:

Please visit Along with your application, please provide the following: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter specifically addressing the requirements in this advertisement; 3) a brief statement on your teaching philosophy; 4) a brief statement outlining your commitment to inclusion and diversity; 5) contact information for three professional references; and 6) unofficial transcripts of your graduate work. Please note: the contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience, activities, and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with FSU’s mission to reflect the diversity of our campus and to meet the educational needs and interests of our diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement.

For assurance of full consideration, please submit materials by January 15, 2022.

Visit to apply.
This position is open until filled.


Frostburg State University (FSU) has made the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and our surrounding community a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that student, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or new employee at FSU, you will be required to comply with FSU’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required at the time of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement. Employees in the collective bargaining unit are required to follow the agreed upon protocol.

FSU is proud to be a diverse and inclusive multicultural university.

Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.  FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request.  Please notify us in advance. 




Similar searches: Full-time, Composition and rhetoric, 4-year college or university, English, Professor, Assistant, Maryland