The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina, Columbia invites applications for multiple professional-track faculty positions at the rank of Instructor to teach in its First-Year English Program. With these lines we seek to expand our professional-track faculty to provide excellent, engaging, and effective instruction of first-year composition. The successful candidate will teach a 4-4 load of English 101 and/or English 102, with the possibility of other English courses, dependent upon the needs of the department. With a start date of August 16, 2024, these are 9-month appointments with full benefits and the possibility of renewal contingent upon Dean’s approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding. Professional-track faculty may also become eligible for promotion with renewable contracts up to 5 years in length.

Candidates must hold a PhD in English, completed by August 15, 2024, and have a minimum of three years of experience teaching English at the college level, with demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year composition. The ability to teach business and technical writing is also highly desirable.

All applicants must apply online at USCJobs ( A complete application will include: (1) a cover letter describing teaching experience and interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names and email addresses of 3 references (the search committee will request letters of recommendation directly); and (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (to be submitted under “Other Supporting Documents”), which might include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, student evaluations, sample peer observations, etc.

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,

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.

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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.

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