Lecturer of General Education Literature & Composition (Non-Tenure Track)
- Old Dominion University
- Location details
- Norfolk, VA
- Position type
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Composition and rhetoric, Literature, African American, Literature, American, Literature, other minority, Literature, multicultural
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Non-tenure track
The English Department at Old Dominion University invites applications for a Lecturer of General Education Literature & Composition. This 10-month renewable appointment begins on July 25, 2024, and includes opportunities for summer teaching. The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who can demonstrate an ability and willingness to contribute to supporting professional development efforts toward anti-racism, accessibility, and innovation in our English general education program.
We seek applications from candidates who can teach composition and/or literature, with courses assigned based on experience and expertise. Lecturers primarily teach 100-level genre-based composition courses, WAC/WID 200-level composition courses, and/or 100-level literature courses, but may also be called on to teach courses in their area of expertise, dependent upon programmatic needs. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load and service to two departmental committees.
- Applicants must have completed all M.A. or M.F.A. requirements in English or a related field by July 24, 2024.
- Applicants must also have expertise and experience teaching composition and/or literature.
- Doctoral-level graduate work or degree in rhetoric, composition, writing studies, or literature.
- Preparation and/or experience teaching introductory-level courses in both literature and composition at the college level.
- Expertise in one or more of the following: literary and cultural studies; LatinX/African American/Native American/Asian American literatures; queer writers; WAC/WID composition; digital writing; technical writing; ALP models of General Education English.
- Expertise and experience in pedagogies such as multi-modality, anti-racism, and/or universal design
- The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who can demonstrate an ability and willingness to contribute to supporting professional development efforts toward anti-racism, accessibility, and innovation in our English general education program.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit the following to the University’s online job application system at
- A cover letter that highlights one’s experience/training in the teaching of literature and/or composition;
- A curriculum vitae;
- Unofficial graduate transcripts;
- A 1-2 page teaching philosophy articulating the applicant’s pedagogical approaches to diversity, equity and inclusion. The committee hopes to learn from the teaching philosophy how the applicant understands themselves as educator and how they would support and work with diverse learners.
- Contact information for 3 professional references. The application site will request confidential recommendation letters from these references when your application is submitted.
Full consideration will be given to completed applications received by January 15, 2024, and the position will remain open until it is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Kole Matheson (email@example.com).
About the Department:
The Department of English has an accomplished, diverse faculty and student body committed to equality, social justice, and transformative policies and practices. It offers a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English as well as an MFA program. The department also delivers courses in ODU’s General Education program, the Perry Honors College, Interdisciplinary Studies program, and ODU Global. All programs offer onsite and online delivery modalities.
Incoming Lecturers will be provided with mentoring and will have access to a rich network of identity-based groups, all of which provide opportunities for formal or informal networking, support, and mentorship.
Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, is Virginia's forward-focused public doctoral research university with more than 23,000 students, a top R1 research ranking, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community and initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia's economy.
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Similar searches: Full-time, Composition and rhetoric, 4-year college or university, Lecturer/instructor, English, Literature, African American, Literature, American, Literature, other minority, Literature, multicultural, Virginia
More search results
Lecturer in Spanish Studies
Santa Clara University
Queen’s National Scholar Position in Indigenous L…
Department of English and Creative Writing, Queen's University
Department Chair – Arts, Humanities, and Social S…
Florida Polytechnic University
Assistant Professor of Writing Studies
Assistant Professor of Writing Studies and Direct…