Instructor/Assistant Professor of English (24-37)

Francis Marion University and the English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy department invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position, renewable at the discretion of the University for two additional years. M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D. in English required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to and experience in teaching composition and will be expected to teach in the first-year composition sequence (with the possibility of teaching an introductory-level course in literature or business communication). The teaching load is twelve hours per semester.

Francis Marion University provides generous travel support for faculty presenting research at scholarly and professional conferences.

Francis Marion University (FMU) is a state-supported, regional university located in Florence, South Carolina. FMU has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” every year since 2013 by the Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition, it has been recognized for its excellence in education by several national ranking agencies, among them the US News & World Report survey, which has named FMU as one of its top regional universities in the South for more than a decade.

Candidates will find Florence, South Carolina to be an excellent place to live.  Florence is a growing city with a vibrant arts culture. Florence enjoys award-winning schools, affordable cost of living, excellent healthcare, and varied recreational programs including sports, community events, and festivals.  FMU is within a 1.5-3 hour drive of several metropolitan areas, including Columbia, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Savannah, Georgia, and less than an hour away from the beach. Florence’s thriving downtown was recently awarded the prestigious Great American Main Street Award, which recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization.

Start Date:  August 16, 2024

Prepare a single PDF file containing the following and send via email to

  1. Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 24-37).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Name, address, email, and telephone numbers of three references.
  4. Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).
  5. A syllabus for a first-year composition course that includes description of writing projects.
  6. FMU Faculty Application.

To obtain the FMU Faculty Application, please click here

Review of applications will begin March 11, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission.

Applicants honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces, who meet the minimum training and experience requirements, are given employment preference by all State agencies and higher education institutions in SC.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

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