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Postdoctoral Teaching Instructor English

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 26, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
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Employment Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Teaching Instructor English

ID: 1820
Department: College of Humanities and Sciences
Type: Full-time Faculty
Post Date: 09/26/2023
Position Available Date: N/A

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's College of Humanities and Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty post-doctoral teaching position in English, beginning in late July of 2024. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.

The Department of English promotes the knowledge and appreciation of literature, introduces basic concepts of rhetoric and argumentation, and helps students across the university master effective writing principles.

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 22,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (7 miles), Waco (42 miles), Austin (60 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

Postdoctoral Teaching Instructor Responsibilities:
  • Teach classes.
  • Develop course materials.
  • Courses will primarily be first-year composition (FYC) and general education literature courses.
  • Upper-level courses in the major and minor are contingent on departmental need for the given term.
  • Manage assigned administrative duties.
  • Engage with a faith-based community of colleagues, staff, and students.

This position prioritizes development as an innovative and competent teacher. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with experienced faculty, studying and developing effective pedagogies for their own teaching. The successful candidate will be integrated into the culture of the department, school, and college, bringing value to both students and colleagues.

  • A completed doctoral degree in English or a closely related field is required. ABD will be considered if the terminal degree is in hand by August 2024.
  • Candidate must show strong potential for or evidence of teaching FYC courses as well as sophomore-level literature.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates with additional backgrounds in teaching online or hybrid FYC and literature courses.
  • Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential.
  • Must be an active, committed Christian.
Salaries and Benefits:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
Application Deadline:
Position will remain open until filled.
To Apply:
Please click the “Apply Now” link to apply for this position.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies, and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB's mission and values, found at In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

For information regarding employment at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, please visit our Careers Site.

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