Instructor to Senior Instructor I of English Literature
Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public
research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most
dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city”
reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland
and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students
unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene
and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community
More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.
The English Department at Portland State University invites
applications for a full-time generalist Instructor or Senior
Instructor I of English to begin September 16, 2021. This is a
renewable 1.0 FTE fixed-term position. We seek an active
instructor who can contribute to the department by teaching
introductory and core undergraduate courses in literature, film,
and writing. Preferred specialization in popular culture and
alternative genres (such as graphic narrative, video games, fantasy
fiction, science fiction, new media, mythology, genre fiction).
Instructional duties may include teaching courses on Literature and
Popular Culture, Topics in Film, and Topics in Literature and
Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in English or a related discipline and prior college level teaching experience. Preferred qualifications include experience with online teaching. A completed Ph.D. in English or a related discipline is required at time of appointment. 3/3/3 course load (quarter system); competitive salary; excellent benefits.
The starting annual salary rate for this position will be
between $46,071 and $49,500 for an Instructor and between
$52,524 and $57,753 for a Senior Instructor I. The starting salary
may be negotiable above this range, however it will be dependent
upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen
candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from
PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.
Please visit the Total Compensation Calculator to see the added value of PSU’s employee benefits: https://www.pdx.edu/human-resources/psu-total-compensation-calculator