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Temporary, Part-Time English

Millersville University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Temporary, Part-Time English & World Languages Instructor (Unsolicited)
Millersville University

Department: English and World Languages
Nature of Position: Temporary, part-time

Job Summary/Basic Function
The Department of English and World Languages is in need of temporary, part-time instructors to teach major courses and courses within our General Education program. Temporary, part-time instructors are also at times needed to fill in for faculty on sabbaticals or leaves.

In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.

The purpose of this posting is to generate a pool of qualified faculty. Applications submitted will be reviewed on an as needed basis based on enrollment. Anyone meeting the qualifications may be contacted for an interview and potentially hired when a need exists. In the event that you are interviewed but not hired, your application will remain in the departments pool of qualified faculty.
Temporary, part-time instructor responsible for teaching writing courses such as Introduction to College Writing, Advanced Composition, Business Writing, Technical Writing, Science Writing, and Web Writing & Content Development. We also have need for temporary, part-time instructors to teach courses in literature, film studies, and English Education. Up to three courses per semester possible with potential for summer teaching as needed.

Teaching will be done in both traditional and online learning environments.

A complete application will include:
  • Cover letter describing qualifications for the position and teaching philosophy.
  • Current curriculum vitae or professional resume.
  • Copies of registrar-issued transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress.
  • Two letters of professional reference dated within the last 12 months.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.
Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path.. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master's and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence are an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

The State System Employee Benefits Summary for faculty can be found at:

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or related discipline.
  • Prior experience teaching course content or related content.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully teach diverse student populations.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Successful interview.
  • Successful description of teaching philosophy for class teaching assignments
  • Successful completion of three background checks.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD or ABD in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or related discipline.
  • Evidence of teaching in online environments.
  • Prior college-level teaching experience.

Job Description
TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Part-time faculty members shall meet established learning outcomes for each course and use required teaching materials.

Part-time faculty members shall maintain a prorated number of office hours each week, at a minimum of twenty-five (25) minutes for each workload hour taught, at such days, times and locations as will accommodate the needs of the students.

This position may require in-person instruction on Millersville University’s campus. This position is contingent upon sufficient enrollments in assigned classes.

In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.

For details, please see:The CBA, Article 12.B.1, Effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities (p. 27);
  • In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.

  • Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence.

  • Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty (pp. 27-39).

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: The Department of English, in the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is comprised of 23 faculty members, a support staff and some 200 students. The department offers degrees in English, English Education, and Language & Culture Studies: Spanish at the undergraduate and graduate level. The department also offers concentrations in ESL/Linguistics, Film Studies, and Writing Studies.

Essential Functions
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Ability to:
    • sit or stand while teaching.
    • speak clearly.
    • communicate via writing exceptionally well
    • understand verbal communication (read and understand verbal messages).
    • use construction tools safely.
    • move to and from campus buildings, offices, classrooms and stage areas.
    • climb ladders.
    • stoop or bend to pick things up.

  • Must be able to lift/pull/push up to 10 pounds without assistance.
    • lift student paper bundles, small boxes, scene shop equipment and materials.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift/pull/push heavier items with assistance.
  • Teach courses face-to-face and online if necessary at the higher education level using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, using online tools and/or equipment and/or other appropriate tools appropriate modes of education delivery.
  • Able to record and calculate grades, prepare course outline and syllabus, develop course and lesson plans, engage in the selection of appropriate textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the delivery of instruction.
  • Use computer for email, obtain information on websites, prepare class documents, grade papers, submit final grades online and other duties related to teaching and advising students and serving the department, college, university and community.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risks.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse.

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