Lecturer - English

Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Nov 05, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of English in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Valdosta State University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position beginning August 1, 2021. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. 

With thirty-four full-time faculty members, the Department of English offers a B.A. with emphases in both Literature and Language and in Journalism as well a dual degree that leads to both a B.A. in English and a B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education. The department also supports an on-campus M.A. (with literature and rhetoric/composition tracks) and an online M.A. designed for in-service language arts teachers. The department houses a myriad of impressive student publications including the Spectator (student newspaper), Omnino (undergraduate research journal), On Tap (general-interest magazine), and Odradek (literary magazine). Lecturers in the English Department hold high academic standards and help students reach those standards.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a standard load of 5/5 per academic year. Classes will consist mostly of first-year writing (a two-course sequence at VSU) and world literature, with the possibility of first-year seminar courses.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree at the time of appointment in English or a closely related field (such as Comparative Literature, Professional Writing, or Creative Writing);
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage that includes online teaching;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.

Online application is required and should be submitted by January 6, 2021. For more information contact Dr. Sewell, Department Head, via email dsewell@valdosta.edu or phone 229-333-5946.

Valdosta State University is a regional comprehensive university located on a gorgeous 168-acre campus of palm trees, vast green lawns, Spanish mission style architecture and an award-winning design. The university serves a student enrollment of approximately 12,300 from all states within the US and hosts over 300 international students from more than 76 countries. Located in the city of Valdosta, a very family-friendly area with new housing developments, modest living costs, excellent public and private schools, a vibrant music and arts scene, and a 170-acre theme park, Wild Adventures. The city is served by the Valdosta Regional Airport and is home to Moody Air Force Base. It is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75 and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida and a three-hour drive of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about the community visit https://www.valdostachamber.com.  

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status

 

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