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Adjunct Instructor, Department of English

Fort Hays State University
Hays, Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 29, 2023

Job Details

English and Modern Languages

Job Posting Title
Adjunct Instructor, Department of English

Job Description

This posting will be used to obtain a pool of qualified candidates and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. We are currently looking for candidates available for the spring 2024 semester, but as teaching needs arise, applications will be reviewed for future needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree and a minimum of 18 graduate hours in English. Excellent oral and written language skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. English or related field from a regionally accredited university. Evidence of teaching excellence. Experience teaching English Composition face-to-face and/or online. Experience with Learning Management Systems especially Blackboard.

RANK: Instructor



SALARY: per adjunct contract

RESPONSIBILITIES: To teach ENG 101/English Composition I and/or ENG 102/English Composition II. We are seeking candidates available in the Hays, KS area to teach face-to-face courses in addition to candidates outside the area able to teach online courses. Instructors must plan and prepare a course syllabus, teach all scheduled classes, and respond to and evaluate student work.

To apply for this position, please visit: . Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, transcripts, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Name: Dr. Eric Leuschner, Chair


Phone: 785-628-4285


The Department of English and Modern Languages at Fort Hays State University offers a Bachelor of Arts in English with three concentrations: Literature, Teaching, and Writing; a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in two concentrations: Spanish Education and Spanish for Specific Purposes; and a Master of Arts degree in English. The Department has been an integral part in the university’s international programs, offering our Composition sequence in cross-border programs in China for over fifteen years. We envision our graduate concentration as important training for similar careers in teaching academic writing internationally. In addition, the department offers courses in the general education program including the first-year composition sequence, interdisciplinary courses, and modern languages.


The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science's mission is to prepare the responsible student for citizenship, personal growth, and the 21st century workplace by striving to provide value-centered liberal arts education anytime and anywhere at an affordable cost. For more information about the college, please visit .

Community of Hays

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.


 Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University was founded in 1902 as the Western Branch of Kansas State Normal School. The institution was originally located on the grounds of Fort Hays, a Nineteenth-Century frontier military outpost. The state of Kansas initially intended the university’s academic programs to focus on agriculture, but it opened as a “normal” or teacher’s college.

FHSU today is a regional comprehensive public university where determined, innovative and caring faculty and staff share a deep commitment to teaching and mentoring students. Our mission is to develop the engaged global citizen-leaders our world needs today. 

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