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English, Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 3, 2024

Job Details

Job Title

English, Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty



University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


The salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for six full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty positions (#123030, #123110, #123135, #123420, #123530, and #123570) at the rank of lecturer. These are one-year temporary appointments with possible annual renewal for up to three years. The start date for the appointments is August 1, 2024.

Successful candidates will teach courses such as first-year writing and general education literature as needed to satisfy a full-time teaching workload every year.

Required Education

Applicants are required to have one of the following three degrees by the appointment date:
  • Master of Arts in any of the following disciplines: English, linguistics, rhetoric/composition, or professional/technical writing
  • Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework with prefixes in English, linguistics, or technical writing
Other Desirables

Applicants who possess any or all of the following will receive special consideration.
  • PhD or DA in English, linguistics, rhetoric/composition, or professional/technical writing
  • two or more years of full-time experience teaching college-level writing classes
  • experience teaching general education English classes in a blended format
  • experience teaching developmental English courses
Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Special Instruction to Applicants

For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at .

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Karla Barnes at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
Click here for additional information.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 04/17/2024

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