Affiliate Faculty of First-Year Writing

The Department of Writing seeks a full-time (9-month), non-tenure track position to teach 12 credit hours of first-year writing beginning August 6, 2024. No scholarship expectations or service obligations. An M.A., M.S., M.F.A., or PhD in English, Rhetoric/Composition, Writing (or related field) is required by time of employment. Candidates need to have expertise and experience in teaching college composition; experience teaching writing in a computer lab; strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility; creativity and flexibility; and interest in social justice education, inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training. Preferred qualifications include graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition, or its professional equivalent, and experience in or a demonstrated commitment to social justice education, inclusion, diversity, and/or intercultural training. The ideal candidate will focus their career on teaching general education writing courses and on continuously developing their professional expertise as a writing instructor. The typical full-time (9-month) teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, drawn from GVSU's general education writing courses. The position is not tenure track. Individuals will be appointed for one academic year on a full-time basis. This may be renewed once for an additional academic year. Thereafter, such individuals may be appointed for three (3) consecutive academic years. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The university offers a comprehensive package that includes health/vision/dental plans, life insurance, retirement, sick/leave disability, tuition waiver, adoption resources, wellness coaching, and free access to campus fitness facilities. 

Apply online at GVSU Jobs and select “Apply now”. A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and your motivation to teach at GVSU, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of how you foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through your teaching, (4) contact information of three professional references, and (5) graduate transcripts (unofficial issued to student are acceptable to apply). The online application will allow applicants to attach these documents electronically. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Email questions about the position to Professor Christopher Toth ( Women, racial and ethnicminorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The review process will begin on October 24, 2023. First round interviews will be conducted via Zoom, and second round interviews will include on-campus visits for all finalists. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University. GVSU is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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