Visiting Composition Instructor position, Tennessee Tech Univ.

VISITING INSTRUCTOR / VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Department of English and Communications, Tennessee Tech University (Cookeville, TN).

Full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track appointment to begin August 2010. One-year contract may be renewed, depending on department need and funding.

QUALIFICATIONS: MA or PhD in English (MA required for rank of Visiting Instructor, PhD required for rank of Visiting Assistant Professor). Graduate coursework in composition pedagogy. Evidence of excellence in composition instruction. Demonstrated commitment to teaching first-year composition. Preferred: Experience teaching in a networked classroom.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Teach four sections each semester in first-year composition sequence (ENGL 1010 and 1020: Writing I and II) and perform departmental duties (e.g., committee participation).

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Competitive salary with full employee benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for the position:
1. Letter of application describing the qualifications listed above;
2. Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if hired);
3. Curriculum vitae;
4. Tennessee Technological University Faculty application form (available at;
5. Contact information for three professional references who are familiar with your teaching: mailing address, telephone, and email.
Submit all materials to: Dr. Tony Baker, Director of Composition, Department of English and Communications, Box 5053, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 38505. Queries:

APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: Initial screening of applications will begin on May 27, 2010.