Post Doctoral Fellow

Auburn University

Department of English, 9030 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849-5203 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for up to 3 positions as Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, to begin August 16, 2023. This is a nine-month, non-tenurable, teaching and research appointment. The possibility of contract renewal depends on mutual agreement, strong performance in teaching and scholarship, the availability of funds, and departmental need. This full-time position includes support for research, and carries a modified teaching load of 3-3 in Auburn’s core curriculum of first-year composition, core literature, and/or courses in technical and business writing, assigned with the goal of limiting new preparations. Salary is $37,000.  The successful candidate will reinforce the research mission of the department through active publication, and will have opportunities for public presentation of his/her work and mentoring from senior faculty. We are particularly interested in candidates who advance our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

Required qualifications include a PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or an allied field within the last three years or by the August 16, 2023, at the time appointment begins; a strong research specialization within the broad field of English studies; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; potential for continued publication and success in other areas of scholarly and professional activity; and potential as a colleague taking part in the life and work of a unified department of English studies (including majors in creative writing, literature, and professional writing; graduate concentrations in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric and composition, and a graduate program in technical and professional communication). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills are required.

Desired qualifications include a record of scholarly publication. Research specialization is open, but applicants who can broaden faculty research in areas such as Latinx and Caribbean, World, and Global South studies, writing studies, rhetorical theory, and cultural rhetorics are encouraged to apply.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. An R1 doctoral institution, in 2022 it was ranked 42nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2022 enrollment of 31,764 students includes 24,931 undergraduates and 6,833 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus.

Just over a hundred miles from Atlanta and Birmingham and less than sixty miles from Montgomery, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers. The Department of English, the largest in the College of Liberal Arts, offers the BA, MA, MTPC, and PhD.

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Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research/publication goals for the fellowship; writing sample (no more than 30 pages); contact information for three recommenders; transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); and a statement of teaching philosophy. Review of Applications will begin on March 31, 2023. 

Diversity among administrators, faculty, staff, and students is an Auburn University commitment.  Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law

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