Instructor of English (Non tenure-track)

University of South Carolina Aiken
South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for Instructor of English/Writing Center Director, beginning August 16, 2021.  Required: minimum earned M.A. in English/Composition & Rhetoric or related field with primary expertise, teaching experience, and scholarly record in the teaching of writing. Prior tutorial experience in a Writing Center required; managerial experience strongly preferred.  Specialization open, but experience teaching composition required and additional experience teaching writing online strongly preferred.  ESOL certification required by date of appointment.  In addition to directing the Writing Center, teaching responsibilities will include a 2-course load per semester, combining first-year Composition and upper-level Composition and Rhetoric courses. The Department of English offers the B.A. in English; the B.F.A in Writing; and minors in literature, and professional and creative writing; there are currently fourteen full-time faculty members.

UofSC Aiken is considered a DOE minority-serving institution and continues to diversify its faculty ranks to more closely resemble the 40% minority student population. UofSC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, protected veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  Apply online at­­­­­­ and include a CV, cover letter, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and full contact information for 3 professional references who will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation.  Finalists will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts and evidence of effective teaching (ex. syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, etc.). Additional questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Karl Fornes at

The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. UofSC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2021 distinction marks UofSC Aiken’s 23rd consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 15th time in first place. Additionally, we were ranked third in Regional Colleges South for Best Colleges for Veterans. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. UofSC Aiken has ten NCAA Division II Athletic programs.

Situated on 450 acres, UofSC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Charleston, SC, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and stately homes.