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Pro Tempore Instructor of English

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 25, 2022

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Pro Tempore Instructor of English

Job no: 529462
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: English, Instruction

Department: English
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Review of Applications Begins
June 1, 2022; open until filled. Applications may continue to be reviewed as additional needs arise.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to an online application, please provide:
  • A CV
  • A letter of application
  • Evidence of successful teaching in argumentative writing (these materials should total no more than five pages and could include teaching evaluations from a peer or supervisor, course materials designed by the applicant, or other related materials).

    This pool is intended for AY 22-23. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis, and screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. The Department of English and the University of Oregon anticipate ongoing uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic about student enrollment figures. While the Department of English expects Pro Tem teaching appointments to be for in-person classes for AY 22-23, the timing of hiring, course assignment, and modality decisions may come later than in years past.

    Please note the limitations on concurrent faculty employment and student status in the same department:
    Department Summary
    The English Department is one of the largest academic departments at the University of Oregon; it is by itself larger than many of the professional schools on campus. The Department also houses and supports various smaller programs, such as the Center for Teaching Writing; Comics and Cartoon Studies; Disabilities Studies; Digital Humanities; the Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Reasoning Minor; the Folklore Program; and other special programs or projects within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). In addition, the Department offers first-year Composition Courses that are required of almost all University undergraduates and enroll 7,000 students a year. The Department has approximately 400 undergraduate and 70 graduate majors. Adding the Composition Course enrollments to its major programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the average annual enrollment in the English Department courses is about 12,000 students.

    The University of Oregon and the Department of English are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community. The English Department invites applicants for its open Pro Tem instructor and Pro Tem faculty pool, which we establish for openings in our department as needs arise.
    Position Summary
    The appointee will have teaching and service duties related to teaching in the department of English. Teaching will be primarily at the undergraduate level but may involve assignment at the graduate level. The full-time course load is nine courses per year, three per term. Instructional needs would most likely be in lower-division argumentative writing. We may have occasional needs in film and media, lower-division literature courses (Introduction to Drama, Poetry, or Fiction, Shakespeare, British or American surveys), and folklore. Advising students in office hours, and participating in program assessment as part of teaching duties, are expectations of the appointments. Pro Tem faculty are not required but are welcome to participate in departmental service. Positions are for one year or less, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years based on need and performance.
    Minimum Requirements
    Applicants must have demonstrated successful college-level teaching experience appropriate to our needs and to our existing programs, AND

    To teach argumentative writing courses:
  • M.A. in English or a closely related field

    To teach literature courses:
  • Ph.D. in English or a closely related field
    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Training and experience teaching argumentative writing

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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