The Department of English at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for multiple one-year instructor positions. The 4/4 teaching load will center on classes in our first-year composition program (teaching ENGL 101 and ENGL 102). This is a nine-month appointment beginning August 16, 2023 and ending May 15, 2024. This appointment may be renewed contingent upon Dean’s approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

Candidates must hold a PhD in English or a terminal degree in field, completed by August 1, 2023, and have a minimum of two years of experience teaching English at the college level, with evidence of effectiveness and innovation. We especially welcome applications from candidates qualified to teach courses in professional and/or technical writing.

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online, or blended learning.

For more information about the Department of English, please visit our website at:

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply online at USCJobs at A complete application for this position will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae including teaching experience, and contact information for three references (email address and phone) who can speak to the candidate’s teaching. Optional supporting documents may include course evaluations, a teaching philosophy statement, and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email. Please direct inquiries about the search to Kevin Brock, Director of the First-Year English Program,

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